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From: Joel Brobecker <>
To: Luis Machado <>
Cc:, Joel Brobecker <>
Subject: Re: --with-gmp and --with-libgmp-prefix
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2022 14:06:12 +0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YisfFH/YFTC/> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

> I was talking to a colleague and we noticed the top-level binutils-gdb
> configure accepts --with-gmp, which looks like what gcc's configure uses to
> specify the gmp library installation path.
> But gdb's configure expects that information to be passed through the
> --with-libgmp-prefix switch. Was that a deliberate choice (I'm looking at
> commit 2c947d9bc2ff3b84f1676b83577fe1bba05b4a5f).
> When one is used to building gcc, it is a little odd to have to specify
> --with-libgmp-prefix instead of --with-gmp.
> The top-level configure lists this:
>   --with-gmp=PATH         specify prefix directory for the installed GMP
>                           package. Equivalent to
>                           --with-gmp-include=PATH/include plus
>                           --with-gmp-lib=PATH/lib
> And gdb's configure lists this:
>   --with-libgmp-prefix[=DIR]  search for libgmp in DIR/include and DIR/lib
> I'm wondering if we can reuse the top-level configure's --with-gmp option.

Deja vu ;-)

The problem is that GDB has some shared configury that follows
a certain style, which is not the style that is used by the toplevel
configury. This triggered a number of discussions, but in the end
we found no good solution, unfortunately.


  reply	other threads:[~2022-03-11 10:06 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-03-11  9:47 Luis Machado
2022-03-11 10:06 ` Joel Brobecker [this message]
2022-03-11 10:08   ` Luis Machado
2022-03-15 10:37   ` Simon Sobisch

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