3rd PATCH to pre-select languages to be built

Jeffrey A Law law@cygnus.com
Sun Oct 25 12:16:00 GMT 1998


  In message < rzqlnm63p1x.fsf@djlvig.dl.ac.uk >you write:
  > I haven't followed this previously and I'm not sure why it's necessary
  > to configure different Makefiles, but surely it's wrong to make empty
  > ones since things like `make distclean' won't work?
An empty makefile is definitely wrong.


  > [In case it's relevant and not clear, libf2c doesn't currently require
  > the fortran compiler to build it, but might in the future -- some of
  > it was actually written in fortran and f2c'd.]
True, but I don't see the point behind building it if you haven't build the
fortran compiler.

Yes, there are a few situations where hackers/develers will want to do this.
I don't mind making them go through an extra step if it makes life easier on
the rest of our users :-)

jeff





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