Problem in "configure" for Solaris (cc) -- solved (partly) --

Peter Dalgaard BSA
18 Aug 1998 16:25:20 +0200

Martin Maechler <> writes:

> Reading the long output of  ``cc -flags'',
> I see that more than average optimization is done using
> 	cc -xO[1-4]
> 	    #
> Still very funny that "-O2" leads to such bad results with ./configure.
> Maybe configure could become smarter here...

This is a generic problem with autoconf: It goes looking for X, the
compile doesn't work because of Y, and it reports that X is missing.
Of course, one should always check config.log when something goes
wrong, it contains the details of the compiler failure and the failed

Our configure starts off with a compiler sanity check, but apparently
it isn't enough?

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