1.3.4-devel can not compile 1.2.x?

Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at britannica.bec.de
Sat Aug 6 09:32:45 PDT 2005

On Sat, Aug 06, 2005 at 08:59:12AM -0700, Matthew Dillon wrote:
> :
> :On Sat, Aug 06, 2005 at 02:07:16AM +0200, Tomaş Borštnar wrote:
> :> I tried compiling world for 1.2.x on 1.3.4-devel:
> :
> :You have to explicitly set GENCAT=gencat for such a configuration. I
> :know it is a (minor) hassle, but we can't simply drop it, because of the
> :implications for iterative builds. I also don't want to add the old,
> :non-getopt compatible argument handling to the new gencat.
> :
> :Joerg
>     No, we want such builds to work without having to issue weird 
>     commands.  It's no big deal to support the old option format, and
>     it saves a lot of hassle.

You mean other than having to revert to hackish argument parsing? Heck,
the cleanest way would be to change the default value in the 1.2 tree
based on OS version or make version.


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