Re: [dev] [OFFTOPIC] Recommended meta-build system

From: Daniel Bainton <>
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2010 10:11:41 +0200

2010/1/26 pancake <>:
> On Jan 26, 2010, at 8:10 AM, Daniel Bainton <> wrote:
>> 2010/1/25 pancake <>:
>>> I have been using make(1) and acr(1) for most of my projects for a long
>>> while
>> acr seems to have the OS guessing quite bad. It checks if uname is the
>> GNU version and then adds -gnu to the system type if it is? What if
>> the system is a uClibc based one that uses the GNU version of uname?
>> gcc -dumpmachine would be a better way IMO (though probably not the
>> best anyway, atleast if the system has some other compiler than gcc..)
> It cannot depend on gcc. What about crosscompiling? What about non-C
> projects?
> That string is just orientative imho. So i simplified the algorithm to
> handle most common situations.
> The code in autoconf that do this is really painful. And i dont really get
> the point of having a moré accurate and complex host string resolution.
> Do you have any other proposal to enhace it? With --target, --host and
> --build you can change the default string.

I can't think of a better way currently, but for example stali, that
will give the wrong build string.

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