Using m4 in the temporary tools and installing it after autoconf in chapter 6 makes a tool of a autoconf link to the m4 in /tools

Bryan Kadzban bryan at kadzban.is-a-geek.net
Sat Oct 18 19:01:24 PDT 2008


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Jeremy Huntwork wrote:
> So, to sum up, we have two problems:
> 
> 1. m4 in chapter five doesn't link against /tools
> 2. m4 in chapter six is built to late to avoid hard-coded paths to 
> /tools/bin/m4 showing up in autotools scripts.
> 
> I personally think that we can trust the host system to have a working 
> m4 for the first pass of gcc, so we can just move the order in chapter 5 
> so that m4 is built after gcc/binutils pass2.

I'd prefer to get rid of it.  It wasn't there at all (since 2007 or so)
until gcc's extra bits added it as a requirement...

> Chapter 6 should be easy enough, just move m4 up to before autofoo.

Before bison, but yep.  :-)
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