[lfs-support] LFS 7.9 6.66. Texinfo-6.1 configure: WARNING: unrecognized options: --disable-static

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Mon May 2 19:50:00 PDT 2016

Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Mon, May 02, 2016 at 12:37:01PM -0500, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> Support wrote:
>>> Ah, thanks Bruce for your time, effort and the excellent detail !
>>> I'll try to look over the config and see if I can find where that gets
>>> called
>>> so maybe I can learn to do that myself ;)
>>> This is my first time here and I have to say you "guys" are awesome.
>>> You not only provide detailed and targeted timely responses but give
>>> the detail so that one can learn from the experience.
>>> P.S. Might a note in the book regarding this warning be helpful or
>>> maybe something else?
>> Please do not top post on this list.
>> There is a bullet point in "General Compilation Instructions":
>> "During the compilation of most packages, there will be several warnings
>> that scroll by on the screen. These are normal and can safely be ignored.
>> These warnings are as they appear—warnings about deprecated, but not
>> invalid, use of the C or C++ syntax. C standards change fairly often, and
>> some packages still use the older standard. This is not a problem, but does
>> prompt the warning."
>> That goes for configure too.
>>    -- Bruce
> Bruce - in this case I have to disagree.
> In the first place, if you run configure without '&& make', which is
> what we do in LFS, the (second instance of the) message does *not*
> scroll by - it is the last thing you see at the end of running
> configure.
> The more important reason is that where a configure script reports an
> unexpected switch (not all of them do), in every other case I have
> seen the message is correct and the user probably mistyped the
> command.
> In this case, I think we ought to add something like:
> The meaning of the configure options:
> --disable-static
>      In this case, the top-level configure script will complain, but
>      the configure script for XSParagraph recognizes it and uses it
>      to disapble installing a static XSParagraph.a to
>      /usr/lib/texinfo.

OK.  Do you want ot make the change?

   -- Bruce

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