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bug #39818: configure should not set a default program-prefix based on the target

Submitted by:  Josh Triplett <joshtriplett>
Submitted on:  Mon 19 Aug 2013 06:47:02 PM UTC  
Category: NoneSeverity: Major
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: None
Status: FixedPrivacy: Public
Assigned to: NoneOriginator Name: 
Open/Closed: ClosedRelease: 
Release: Bazaar - trunkReproducibility: None
Planned Release: None

Wed 25 Sep 2013 05:22:45 AM UTC, comment #5:

i wonder if you could do something like:
... AC_CANONICAL_TARGET and such ...

Mike Frysinger <vapier>
Mon 23 Sep 2013 12:34:35 PM UTC, comment #4:

Trouble is that this is behaviour of autotools. I'm not sure how to override it.

Vladimir Serbinenko <phcoder>
Project Administrator
Thu 19 Sep 2013 03:22:04 PM UTC, comment #3:

Removing --target definitely isn't an option; the intent of this bug was simply to avoid having a default prefix on programs.

Josh Triplett <joshtriplett>
Mon 19 Aug 2013 07:27:11 PM UTC, comment #2:

--target controls which platform the modules/kernel are compiled for. So removing it isn't possible.

Vladimir Serbinenko <phcoder>
Project Administrator
Mon 19 Aug 2013 07:18:54 PM UTC, comment #1:

pretty sure the answer is to simply delete this line from configure.ac:

that will also delete the --target option, but according to bug 39721, that's no longer relevant

Mike Frysinger <vapier>
Mon 19 Aug 2013 06:47:02 PM UTC, original submission:

Per bug 39721 (https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?39721), the GRUB binaries installed to bin and sbin work for any target platform. However, program-prefix defaults to the target platform, rather than an empty string. Since the binaries built for the host will work for any target platform, I'd suggest changing the default program-prefix to the empty string.

Josh Triplett <joshtriplett>


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