compile and install bugs on irix
Wed Jun 23 00:58:00 GMT 1999
On Jun 23, 1999, Jeffrey A Law <email@example.com> wrote:
> In message < firstname.lastname@example.org >you write:
>> On Jun 20, 1999, Stephane Conversy <Stephane.Conversy@lri.fr> wrote:
>> >> If it does, we could check for Csup too. Another
>> >> alternative is to simply not check for -lz, since it's not needed for
>> >> our texinfo build.
>> > I think we should avoid linking with -lz since it is not used:
>> The attached patch should take care of it. Jeff, ok to install?
> I don't know. Presumably libz is needed for something on some systems.
> Otherwise the test wouldn't be there to start with.
> Simply deleting it seems wrong.
Nope, we don't need libz for our builds. Only install-info is
zlib-aware, in order to be able to read compressed info and dir files,
but we don't use the just-built install-info in gcc/Makefile and, even
if we did, we're not creating compressed info files, and the Makefile
rule checks for the existence of $(infodir)/dir, not
$(infodir)/dir.gz, so we're quite safe.
Moreover, we could stop building install-info, since we don't (appear
to) use it, or start to use it instead of wasting CPU cycles on a
Alexandre Oliva http://www.dcc.unicamp.br/~oliva IC-Unicamp, Bra[sz]il
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