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sr #110674: Option --with-pic is a misnomer

Submitter:  Bruno Haible <haible>
Submitted:  Thu 23 Jun 2022 04:29:37 AM UTC
 
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  None
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Thu 23 Jun 2022 04:29:37 AM UTC, original submission:  

A configure script that is built with libtool 2.4.7 has the options
('configure --help' output):

  --with-pic[=PKGS]       try to use only PIC/non-PIC objects [default=use
                          both]
  --with-aix-soname=aix|svr4|both
                          shared library versioning (aka "SONAME") variant to
                          provide on AIX, [default=aix].

Per the GNU Coding Standards, https://www.gnu.org/prep/standards/html_node/Configuration.html, these options ought to be called --enable-something, not --with-something.

Probably you'll need to continue to support the --with-* spelling for a while, though, for backward compatibility.

Bruno Haible <haible>

 

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