Re: Configure issues

From: Tony Earnshaw <>
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 1999 13:09:51 +0200
Message-ID: <007901bf10b4$de6b60c0$>

It's not that SCO OS 5.0 is too mysterious for a configure script, configure works for most packages, where its set up, it's just that for 5.0 it doesn't always find everything unless the package has been specifically ported for SCO OS 5.0 (i.e. not SCO UnixWare).

As I told Daniel, I'm willing to help where I can, though I'm no programmer - I've done it before with BIND and Exim, though these use OS-specific makes instead of configure. That way one really can satisfy all the quirks, but it does involve the specific OS specialists setting everything up for their chosen system _and_ holding everything up to date as OS mods are introduced..

Quite frankly, I can't see configure doing any better without input from people who know what the OS wants of and does with headers and libs. E.g., OS 5.0 uses /usr/lib/libsocket.a/.so for gethostbyname() etc, UnixWare uses /usr/lib/ This stumps the Apache (and other) configures.


| Perhaps SCO is too mysterious for a "configure" script. That would be
| unfortunate, as the general concept of configure is a GREAT one, and I
| much appreciate having much or all of the O/S-specific information
| encapsulated in a distribution package, so that I'm less likely to
have to
| hunt for help to get going.
Received on Thu 07 Oct 1999 01:36:23 PM GMT

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