cross-compile and autotools howto missing

Erik de Castro Lopo mle+tools at
Thu Oct 16 13:11:25 PDT 2008

Matěj Týč wrote:

> > Yes, but that behaviour is deprecated and is in the process of 
> > being removed from the default behaviour of autoconf.
> I am on the autoconf mailing list and I have a feeling that this
> "process of being removed" can take ages. 
> Actually, what is going to happen when it is removed? Isn't going to
> break the pkg-config autotools support?

Its only going to break things where people are cross compiling
but using the native pkg-config. Than can be fixed by creating
a <cross-compiler>-pkg-config script like I suggested in my 
blog post.

> > Obviously, this could be fixed now with a little autoconf
> > hackery.
> Do you have an idea what sort of hackery it should be?

Gram the existing pkg.m4 macro, fix it (possibly renaming the
macros) and put it in your source tree.

Erik de Castro Lopo
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