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From: Rogelio Serrano <rogelio.serrano@gmail.com>
Date: Nov 11, 2005 1:22 PM
Subject: Re: Why does libdrm configure.sh check for C++ compiler
To: Felix Kühling <fxkuehl@gmx.de>



On 11/11/05, Felix Kühling <fxkuehl@gmx.de> wrote:
The weirdest thing. Trying to get the snapshots building on a new
computer I ran into trouble because libdrm's configure.sh checks a C++
compiler and fails if none is installed. What does libdrm need a C++
compiler for? I couldn't see anything suspicious in configure.ac, but
then again, I don't know much about automake.

Any ideas anyone?

Regards,
  Felix

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Thats baggage from autoconf or automake macros. There is no way you can get around it without editing the m4 macros in the autconf or automake packages. Thats not easy to do though. I have tried that before and I only had two weeks experience with autoconf at that time and I lost a lot of hair.

you have to start studying the autotools now and try again after 6 months.

<rant>
Autotools is not portable to systems without c++ and it takes major surgery to fix it. I suggest you drop everything and focus on autotools for about 6 months.

When I am finished studying autotools in a couple more months im migrating the packages i use to pmk! or iffe?
</rant>

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