New build system problems
martinrb at google.com
Fri Jan 25 23:51:45 UTC 2013
I was trying out the shiny new build system.
Problem: configure is not executable - must run bash ./configure
It's traditional for configure scripts to be executable.
Problem: Your life is hell if you have a non-compiler "cl" command on your
PATH, even on Linux.
checking for cl... /usr/bin/cl
configure: Resolving CC (as /usr/bin/cl) failed, using /usr/bin/cl directly.
with subsequent failure to compile.
Even if you specify the compiler explicitly, it doesn't help:
CC=/usr/bin/gcc CXX=/usr/bin/g++ bash ./configure
Of course, one can work around this by creating a "tools dir", but excising
the unloved cl from the configure script is tempting and effective.
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