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

Tim Abracadabra aitechsolutions at gmail.com
Tue May 3 00:28:40 PDT 2016


On Mon, May 2, 2016 at 10:50 PM, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
>
>
>
> I'd be happy to help contribute in making the change.

    -- Tim
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