Using m4 in the temporary tools and installing it after autoconf in chapter 6 makes a tool of a autoconf link to the m4 in /tools

Jeremy Huntwork jhuntwork at
Sat Oct 18 19:20:10 PDT 2008

Chris Staub wrote:
> Bryan Kadzban wrote:
>> I'd prefer to get rid of it.  It wasn't there at all (since 2007 or so)
>> until gcc's extra bits added it as a requirement...
> You mean, don't put m4 in /tools at all, and just build it right before 
> GMP in Chapter 6? Sounds like that could work...

I think the reason why this isn't preferable is because we want as many 
packages as possible built with our final gcc. Once in /tools and once 
in chapter 6 isn't that bad for such a small package.


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