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Re: ar(1) issue building coreutils on 64-bit AIX

From: Daniel Richard G.
Subject: Re: ar(1) issue building coreutils on 64-bit AIX
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2007 13:23:45 -0400

On Tue, 2007 Aug 14 08:47:07 +0200, Jim Meyering wrote:
> >
> >     AR_FLAGS="-X64 cru"
> coreutils doesn't use libtool, but it does use automake.
> And automake uses the "ARFLAGS" spelling.

I lament the inconsistency, but that's a fair point.

> No need to edit Makefiles.
> Just invoke make with your ARFLAGS setting on the command line:
>   make ARFLAGS="-X64 cru"

That's a bit more convenient, but my point was that the configure script 
should pick up that variable from the environment, as it does for CFLAGS, 
CPPFLAGS, LDFLAGS et al. (Libtool's autoconf bits already do this for 


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