[PATCH]: fix the --with-mpfr-dir=PATH configure flag

Steve Kargl sgk@troutmask.apl.washington.edu
Mon Nov 20 04:02:00 GMT 2006

On Sun, Nov 19, 2006 at 09:19:12PM -0500, Kaveh R. GHAZI wrote:
> I'm cc'ing the fortran list since they have the most experience with mpfr
> and usage in previous GCC releases.  I'd like their opinion on how often
> this configure flag is used so we can achieve the consensus you seek.
> (Bear in mind I'm initiating this patch based on a bug report from a user,
> so it's not just a gcc developer issue.)

I don't recall seeing any questions in fortran@gcc concerning
this flag.  There may have been some, I simply don't recall
reports.  I'll also note that the number of people who install
gfortran from sources is perhaps a small number.  Some people
grab pre-compiled packages from the gfortran wiki; others have
gfortran installed with the base OS.

I think we're seeing the fact that many more people are testing
GCC for C/C++ and these people will be the ones who stress the
configure infrastructure.  Trying to accommondate all the weird
places that people may place the mpfr/gmp build directories 
seem unreasonable.  As Mark stated, "make install" isn't too
difficult to do.  So, I think the flag(s) should go.


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