Igor Schein on Sun, 10 Nov 2002 10:47:09 -0500

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Re: --host in Configure

On Sun, Nov 10, 2002 at 12:57:55AM -0800, Ilya Zakharevich wrote:
> Is it made specially complicated to compile with arch=none?
> Not only one needs to guess the proper osname to put on --host arg,

maybe an equivalent of GNU's config.guess would be a good addition?

> but also the order of osname and arch is inverted w.r.t. what in O*
> directory name.
> Is it possible to add some other option, like --arch, to set arch
> only?  Or just --port to set it to none...
> Ilya

In general, I think the sooner Configure will be converted to
autoconf, the better and easier it'll be.