[Fwd: PATCH: libstd++-v3 configure script and target mingw32]

Phil Edwards phil@jaj.com
Thu Oct 3 05:34:00 GMT 2002

On Thu, Oct 03, 2002 at 11:22:22AM +0530, Ranjit Mathew wrote:
> OK, got it. I put in a few "echo's" in the configure script and
> this is what I get (I explicitly specify "--target=mingw32"):

I'm vaguely surprised that works.  My impression was that --target should
be specified as a full triplet, or at least a double.

> target_alias=mingw32    (Both before and after the assigment above)
> target=i386-pc-mingw32  (Orig. "mingw32", changed by config.sub to this)

Right.  'target' is always changed to the official form; 'target_alias'
is whatever the user typed.

> IMO then the "case switches" later should either be based on "target"

Probably, yes.  I could have sworn we changed this already...

I'll look into this today or tomorrow when I have time.


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