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bug #9175: MinGW: Incorrect file ext. for GNU AR in configuration script

Submitted by:  Maciek Plewa <maciekpl>
Submitted on:  Tue 01 Jun 2004 01:32:50 PM UTC  
Category: NoneSeverity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: NoneStatus: None
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Open/Closed: Open

Mon 07 Jun 2004 02:12:52 PM UTC, comment #1:

What does the config.log say ?

My configure has

for ac_exec_ext in '' $ac_executable_extensions; do
if $as_executable_p "$as_dir/$ac_word$ac_exec_ext"; then
echo "$as_me:$LINENO: found $as_dir/$ac_word$ac_exec_ext" >&5
break 2

which clearly uses $ac_exec_ext ?.

autoconf version 2.59

Gopal.V <t3rmin4t0r>
Project Administrator
Tue 01 Jun 2004 01:32:50 PM UTC, original submission:

On MinGW, the pnet configuration script locates AR correctly, but erroneously uses the file path without trailing .exe extension. The path (e.g. /mingw/bin/ar) is then included in cscc/cpp/Makefile and installation fails when an attempt is made to create a link from that path (w/o .exe extension) - fortunately this behaviour is not evident on Cygwin.

Temporary workaround is to set the SYSTEM_AR variable to AR path (with extension, i.e. /mingw/bin/ar.exe) before running the configuration script.


Maciek Plewa

Maciek Plewa <maciekpl>


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