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Re: [Qemu-devel] CVS build error

From: Andreas Färber
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] CVS build error
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 12:07:37 +0100


Am 14.03.2008 um 11:53 schrieb Johannes Schindelin:

On Fri, 14 Mar 2008, Markus Hitter wrote:

Am 14.03.2008 um 00:32 schrieb Johannes Schindelin:

On Thu, 13 Mar 2008, Rick Vernam wrote:

[gcc4] Not supported? Okay, fine. But don't tell me it can't work.
The fact of the matter is that I use it daily.

Make configure fail horribly?  Well, that seems a bit
counter-productive, don't you think?

If you would only have researched a _little_ bit, you would have found out that x86, by far the most common platform at the moment, which you should have known before stating what you stated, does _not_ work with

OK, so Rick is guilty not using the most common platform. Wasn't it one
of the major goals of qemu to work on a wide variety of different

WTF? Rick suggested removing that configure message that you need to
explicitely override its quite sane default to refuse work with gcc4,
because at least one platform (the most common one) has problems with it.

I was against removing this safety valve, because it does _nothing_ to
help users understand why QEmu does not compile.

The situation now: gcc4 is not supported, but might work. configure tells
you as much, and even gives you rope to try nevertheless.

The situation suggested: configure silently ignores the fact that gcc4 is the current compiler, and in some (not at all rare) cases, the compilation
just fails without a clue.

The situation suggested 2: configure always fails for gcc4, cutting said rope

So I absolutely _fail_ to understand what you thought, implying that I was
restricting platform variability.

So in fact you do agree with Rick on that part and replied to the 'wrong' message, creating minor confusion: In your own quote, he opposes the proposal to "make configure fail horribly". ;-)


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