Configure fails on 32-bit platform

Niels Möller nisse at
Mon Feb 12 05:56:58 UTC 2018

Jeffrey Walton <noloader at> writes:

> If there are C compiler options that must be used for proper
> compilation of certain files, do not include them in CFLAGS. Users
> expect to be able to specify CFLAGS freely themselves.

This is getting silly. ./configure gets conflicting options. Adding its
own options (say, -m64, hoping that overrides your -m32, would would
make the build work) wouldn't really solve the problem, would it?

Sure, the way configure handles ABI (which is a lot more complex than
the configure scripts for most projects) could possibly be reorganized
to work in different ways. But if that's what you really want to
suggest, it's not that helpful to refuse to see that the way it
currently works is both intended and documented.


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