newlib ignored by top-level configure

Doug Evans
Sun Mar 11 21:13:00 GMT 2001

more writes:
 > > I expected to see newlib/ and libgloss/ build-subdirs, but none appear.
 > > `--with-newlib' is automatically passed to sub-configures, and
 > > m32r doesn't set `noconfigdirs' in
 > > 
 > > If I explicitly pass `--with-newlib' to the toplevel configure, it
 > > makes no difference a'tall--still no newlib/ or libgloss/
 > What is your gcc version? Try 2.95.2 version to do it.

Maybe I'm stepping into the middle of a thread,
but in a standard Cygnus tree (dunno about a standalone newlib tree)
target libraries aren't configured when you run configure.
This is done on purpose.  Configuring them is deferred until they are built.

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