#200 closed enhancement (wontfix)

binutils: Add symlink ar to ar.exe

Reported by: Lewis Rosenthal Owned by:
Priority: Feedback pending Milestone:
Component: *none Version:
Severity: low Keywords:


While building cabextract tonight, configure choked on being unable to determine the archiver. It was looking for ar, and not ar.exe. It would be easier to just have an ar symlink rather than have to create it or change the configure script to look for ar.exe (it was not apparent as to how I might override this on the command line).

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 21 months ago by Silvan Scherrer

Priority: majorFeedback pending
Severity: highestlow

You need to reconfigure it first. Then it works. Just using a unix configure will never work correct.

comment:2 Changed 21 months ago by Lewis Rosenthal

You need to reconfigure it first.

Indeed so, but it would be one less thing to remember to do (adding extensions to files when we already have many symlinked in just this same way, for this very reason).

Low priority, for sure. I just wanted to note it while it was on my mind. ;-)

Happy New Year!

comment:3 Changed 21 months ago by Silvan Scherrer

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

not to reconfigure any project leads to (usually) direct configure changes. which we don't support, as we fixed all autotools because of that. If you compare a original configure with a reconfigured configure you will see a lot differences. And mostly (if not all) those are needed anyway to find a lot stuff installed with rpm.

Due to this we will not create the symlinks for ar and the like. And if you look at our spec we usually "autoreconf -fvi" every project first.

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