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Re: [Help-gsl] Need help specifying build/host/target to configure

From: Brian Gough
Subject: Re: [Help-gsl] Need help specifying build/host/target to configure
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2008 13:28:38 +0100
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At Sat, 11 Oct 2008 11:30:29 -0400,
Michael G Soyka wrote:
> Question 1.
> The configure script takes 3 arguments that appear to be relevant: 
> "--build", "--host", and "--target".  Although the GNU Standards file 
> talks about them, I'm still unclear as to which ones I should use.  
> Could someone please explain the differences between them.  I have tried:
>     --build=sparc-sun-solaris2.7
>     --host=sparc-sun-solaris2.7
>     --target=ppc-ibm-mcos

To cross compile use --host=ppc-ibm-mcos (the type of system on which
the package runs).  

> Question 2.
> What are these .lo and .la files created by the Makefiles?

These are libtool files.  The actual .a files can be found in the .libs

> Question 3.
> What does "libtool" do?

It is a wrapper around the compiler to compile static and dynamically
linked versions of a library at the same time.

Brian Gough

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