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

Submitter:  -X- <r0b0t1>
Submitted:  Thu 23 Feb 2017 05:38:59 PM UTC
Category:  Build/Install Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  * 5 - Normal Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Closed Release:  4.5.0
Fixed Release:  4.7.0 Planned Release:  None
Work Required:  None
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Sun 04 Mar 2018 11:11:20 AM UTC, comment #1: 

crosscompiling should have been fixed by applying patches from bug 43223

Amadeusz Sławiński <amade>
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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!

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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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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2018-03-04 amade StatusNone Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen Closed
        Fixed ReleaseNone 4.7.0
    2017-02-23 r0b0t1 Attached File- Added build.log, #39816
        Attached File- Added config.log, #39817

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