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Re: Bug in largefile.m4

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Bug in largefile.m4
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2000 17:06:12 -0800 (PST)

> Date: Sat, 2 Dec 2000 01:54:49 +0100 (MET)
> From: Joerg Schilling <address@hidden>

> If you do this, the result may not be what I intend:
> It will assume that it should use gcc when calling ./configure.
> What I assume in this case is that CC=cc so my patch is correct:

To have my patch work in your case, you can prepend

: ${CC=cc}

to your file.

> If the creator of the autoconf environment added a test for the C-COMPIER
> we could assume that he likes to use the resultant CC in his scripts.
> If he does not add this test he assumes (like me) that CC=cc unless
> otherwise specified.

But that introduces a dependency: must invoke AC_PROG_CC
before invoking AC_SYS_LARGEFILE.  It is not good to have dependencies
like that.

Admittedly neither solution is ideal.

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