bugGNU Screen - Bugs: bug #50385, ./configure does not support...


bug #50385: ./configure does not support cross-compilation.

Submitted by:  R0b0t1 <r0b0t1>
Submitted on:  Thu 23 Feb 2017 05:38:59 PM UTC  
Category: Build/InstallSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalStatus: None
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Open/Closed: OpenRelease: 4.5.0
Fixed Release: NonePlanned Release: None
Work Required: None

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Thu 23 Feb 2017 05:38:59 PM UTC, original submission:


I would like to request that features not be detected by attempting to run code. Information acquired this way would be better obtained from either the user or utilities in the environment responsible for passing such information to running programs.

I ask you seriously consider this suggestion as if any potential changes to the configuration script are not supported by the screen project users will be responsible for them.

GNU Screen is one of many programs which have configuration scripts which behave in this manner. If you read this report please consider avoiding such things in the future for other projects you may be involved with. Having to self-host on lower end hardware is a major hurdle to running up-to-date (and secure) GNU/Linux systems. Thanks!

R0b0t1 <r0b0t1>


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file #39816:  build.log added by r0b0t1 (5KiB - text/x-log)
file #39817:  config.log added by r0b0t1 (20KiB - text/x-log)


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