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Re: ping #3: [RFA] Add --with-libz-prefix option in config/zlib.m4


On 2/18/2015 10:54 AM, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> On 18 Feb 2015 04:56, H.J. Lu wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 4:08 AM, Joel Brobecker <brobecker@adacore.com> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jan 07, 2015 at 06:45:48PM +0400, Joel Brobecker wrote:
>>>> This patch enhances config/zlib.m4 to introduce an extra option
>>>> --with-libz-prefix which allows us to provide the location of
>>>> the zlib library we want to use during the build.
>>>>
>>>> config/ChangeLog:
>>>>
>>>>         * zlib.m4 (AM_ZLIB): Add --with-libz-prefix option support.
>>>>
>>>> I didn't see any file in the GCC project that uses this macro,
>>>> so for the GCC repository, the change to zlib.m4 is it. But
>>>> I am also attaching to this email a copy of the patch that
>>>> will be applied to the binutils-gdb.git repository, with all
>>>> configury using this macro being re-generated - mostly for info,
>>>> also as a heads-up to both binutils and GDB.
>>>>
>>>> This was tested by regenerating all autoconf/automake files in
>>>> the binutils-gdb project, and rebuilding GDB, using the following
>>>> combinations:
>>>>
>>>>   --with-zlib (system zlib used)
>>>>   --with-libz-prefix=/zlib/prefix (specific zlib linked in)
>>>>   --with-zlib --with-libz-prefix=/zlib/prefix (specific zlib linked in)
>>>>
>>>>   --without-zlib (zlib support turned off)
>>>>   --without-zlib --with-zlib-prefix (zlib support turned off)
>>>>
>>>>   --with-zlib (no system zlib available, configure fails with expected error)
>>>>   --with-zlib --with-libz-prefix=/invalid/zlib/prefix
>>>>               (no system zlib, configure fails with same error)
>>>>
>>>> OK to commit?
>> Why do you want to turn off zlib? On Linux/x86,  zlib is required
>> for assembler.  At least, you should issue an error when --without-libz
>> is used in binutils for Linux/x86 target.
> err, when did that happen ?  why would zlib be possibly required for an 
> assembler ?

Is there going to be a configure error when the system does not have zlib
and no argument is specified?

This is a common issue for people building tools for RTEMS for the first
time.
> -mike

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