Bug 56189 - %GNUconfigure macro broken
Summary: %GNUconfigure macro broken
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm
Version: 1.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Johnson
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Keywords: FutureFeature
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-11-13 19:03 UTC by Enrico Scholz
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-11-13 19:03:19 UTC

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Description Enrico Scholz 2001-11-13 19:03:14 UTC
Description of Problem:

The %GNUconfigure macro is broken in several aspects:
- it does not set CXXFLAGS
- it sets LDFLAGS to an empty string; with recent autotools
(autoconf-2.52-3, automake-1.5-1) it fails to detect the C++ compiler,
because it tries to execute "g++ '' conftest.cc" in a autoconf-test. There
'' is the value of $LDFLAGS and g++ won't find this file.
- adding additional flags to ./configure is not intuitive (you have to
execute %{GNUconfigure -- --extra-flags=...}). A solution could be a
definition of %GNUconfigure as a sh-function and calling this at the end:

| % define GNUconfigure(MCs:)
|   function __rpm_gnuconfigure {
|      ... body ...
|      ./configure ... "$@"
|      ...
|   }; __rpm_gnuconfigure

- the filename "configure.in" (used in some tests) is deprecated in recent
autotools; configure.ac is recommended now

- the whole libtoolize/autoheader/aclocal/autoconf stuff can be replaced by
a simple "autoreconf -i"

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Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2001-11-15 23:42:01 UTC
Nod. Meanwhile, %GNUconfigure is hardly used, and not worth the
effort of fixing. Don't use it is the message.

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