Bug building cross compilers from gcc 3.0: test -x $AS in configure.in

Alexandre Oliva aoliva@redhat.com
Mon Jul 2 08:05:00 GMT 2001

On Jun 29, 2001, Daniel Jacobowitz <dmj+@andrew.cmu.edu> wrote:

> Just to follow up on myself... it isn't clear which assembler these
> things are trying to test.

They're trying to test the assembler the compiler is expected to use.
In case of a Canadian cross, the assembler won't run on the build
machine, but Canadian crosses require a pre-existing compiler that
runs on the build machine and targets the target machine, so that's
the assembler that should be tested in this case.

> Mostly, though, they want to know the features of the assembler
> which will be used with this GCC.  $AS should always be a $build
> program (barring the full-path question).  It's not a $host program.


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