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Re: [PATCH] Enable building glibc with gold.

On 01/10/2013 12:05 AM, Roland McGrath wrote:
> The changes in question allow more build environments through the
> existing filter of "good enough to try building" that we enforce with
> configure checks.  It's wrong to let through environments that we
> aren't sure work and we have some reason to think don't.

Right, and that's where we have an issue of consensus.

What do we want to guarantee with our configure checks?

> I already find it easy enough that I think time would be spent better
> diagnosing the remaining problems with gold than frittering about
> this.  But fine, make it easier as long as you do it without
> regressing things like the build environment checks and without
> introducing unnecessary hair.  A scary-looking maintainer-only option
> to disable the build environment checks or turn them into warnings is
> certainly fine and appropriate.  I don't have sources in front of me,
> but perhaps --disable-sanity-checks is already that or close enough
> that it's easy to change it to be that.

No, after sleeping on it I realize that you're right, such a
super-secret option is not what our users need.

Our users need a working glibc + gold configuration.


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