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Re: Updates to --with-sysroot support

On Mon, Nov 04, 2002 at 01:26:46PM -0500, Hans-Peter Nilsson wrote:
> On Mon, 4 Nov 2002, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> >  - No longer defines PREFIX_INCLUDE_DIR for a sysrooted compiler.  This
> >    one's a little more arguable but I think it's appropriate.  The sysrooted
> >    compiler should work like a system compiler inside of $sysroot; searching
> >    $prefix/include defeats that.
> >    I need this in my local setups but I won't be heartbroken if it's
> >    considered wrong for the FSF tree :)
> I think it's right, because I want it!  FWIW.

I'd even extend it to say that cross compilers should not search
$prefix/include...  I don't know if there's a general convention about
this (BFD recently changed its behavior here, although I don't really
like the new behavior either) but I've always thought that since
$prefix/include and $prefix/bin and $prefix/lib are siblings,
$$prefix/include should be headers for the versions of things in
$prefix/lib.  Target headers belong in $prefix/$target_alias/include.

Daniel Jacobowitz
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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