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Re: Patch to make trunk compile on m68k-next-nextstep3 with 3 = 3.2
- To: Toon Moene <toon at moene dot indiv dot nluug dot nl>
- Subject: Re: Patch to make trunk compile on m68k-next-nextstep3 with 3 = 3.2
- From: "Melissa O'Neill" <oneill at cs dot sfu dot ca>
- Date: Sun, 27 Sep 1998 01:10:46 -0700
- cc: EGCS-Patches <egcs-patches at cygnus dot com>, "Melissa O'Neill" <oneill at cs dot sfu dot ca>
- References: <199809270700.AAA08843@aldrington.ppp.cs.sfu.ca>
Toon Moene writes:
> It would be interesting to think up a method to have autoconf
> discern between NEXTSTEP 3.2 and 3.3; perhaps by reading `as -v'
> output ?
This is one of the least reliable indicators. NEXTSTEP's assembler is
based on GAS (although NeXT's changes don't appear to have been folded
into the mainline GAS sources). So, because /lib/m68k/as (or whatever)
is free software, someone with 3.2 can legally copy the 3.3 version off
the CD-ROM, or compile it themselves using the GNUSource.pkg NeXT
P.S. Your comment about the assembler makes me wonder if the 3.2 as was
the source of the problems you encountered? If so, requiring people to
have the 3.3 version installed seems reasonable, given that it's free.
(The same does not apply to ld though, which is not free.)