Broken Build (was Re: GCC flags)

James Iwanek chthon at
Tue May 13 04:01:25 PDT 2003

Greg Schafer wrote:

> The difference is that our Ch 6 tools are installed into /usr and that is
> a default location searched by gcc's configure. I'm not very knowledgeable
> about cross compilers but surely you would be installing into a
> non-standard prefix and thus the magic would take effect.

dont you mean standard prefix?

> Using tooldir=/usr is tidy from the filesystem's POV.

maybe so

> When not using tooldir=/usr, what actually happens is that the tools get
> installed into both /usr and for e.g. /usr/i686-pc-linux-gnu (actually,
> they're hardlinks).
> In summary, I don't think it matters much but I'm not 100% certain. Prob'
> best to leave as is.

wouldnt it be better to just drop tooldir - im sure that would be better for
the "magic's" point of view? - specially when using crosscompilers

> Greg

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