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Re: Automake problem buildng "joe" in uClibc buildroot

From: Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Subject: Re: Automake problem buildng "joe" in uClibc buildroot
Date: Sat, 01 May 2004 14:59:35 +0200
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>>> "Kevin" == Kevin P Fleming <address@hidden> writes:

 Kevin> I'm trying to build the JOE editor (version 2.9.8) in a uClibc
 Kevin> buildroot. My buildroot has successfully built all the other stuff I
 Kevin> need, including some stuff I've added (device-mapper, LVM2, xfsprogs,
 Kevin> etc), that use GNU autotools for their build systems.

 Kevin> This packages uses a normal autotools build system; the configure
 Kevin> script and Makefile don't look to be out of the ordinary at
 Kevin> all. However, when it installs, automake is (for some reason)
 Kevin> prefixing the binary names with "i386-linux", which I presume is
 Kevin> happening because it thinks this is a cross-compile (which it is) and
 Kevin> the binary being created is for the host (which it is not).

Maybe you've used --target=i386-linux or something like this?

Anyway you can complain to Joe's maintainer(s).  I can't see any
reason to use AC_CANONICAL_TARGET in its, and
removing this macro should avoid any problem like yours.
Alexandre Duret-Lutz

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