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Re: final install problems
- To: dje at watson dot ibm dot com (David Edelsohn)
- Subject: Re: final install problems
- From: Joe Buck <jbuck at synopsys dot COM>
- Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2001 08:31:40 -0800 (PST)
- Cc: jbuck at synopsys dot com (Joe Buck), zack at codesourcery dot com (Zack Weinberg), david_fly113 at yahoo dot com (David), gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
> >>>>> Joe Buck writes:
> Joe> Then why does configure decide to use it? I recall many pieces of GNU
> Joe> software had a configure that found an "install" program on my Solaris
> Joe> system, tested it, didn't like it, and used a shell script included
> Joe> with the distribution instead.
> If you look at configure, it specifically avoids "install" on
> particular systems even when it finds it. It does not test if "install"
> actually works, it simply is hardwired to avoid some systems.
I may have been hallucinating, but I could have sworn that I recalled
messages implying that a test was being performed.
Perhaps the sense of the test should be reversed: a known-good list
instead of a known-bad list. But even on a known-good system, there
might be a different "install" on the user's path hiding the real