[LinuxBIOS] Expand linuxbiosv3 support

Uwe Hermann uwe at hermann-uwe.de
Fri Dec 7 20:51:06 CET 2007

On Fri, Dec 07, 2007 at 12:31:37PM -0700, Jordan Crouse wrote:
> On 07/12/07 00:06 -0500, Corey Osgood wrote:
> > Typo! That makes 2 mistakes this week!  Are you feeling okay? :P
> > This does look pretty good though, and the idea of having v3 in buildrom
> > is great! I'm kicking myself now for never having used buildrom until
> > yesterday, such a great tool. Did you ever track down the source of that
> > __stack_chk_fail we discussed on IRC?
> Autoconf is very annoying, but as the inventor of OpenEmbedded once famously
> said, "autoconf sucks, but at least we know how it sucks".  However, no
> amount of autoconf knowledge will save us from projects that further abuse
> the already fragile scripts.   In this case, we have mkelfimage committing
> several crimes - 1) they overwrite incoming environment variables
> in autoconf, thereby thwarting any possibility of us tweaking things from
> the ouside, and

Yep, this should be fixed in mkelfimage, please notify the developers.

> 2) they ship a version of the final configure script, which
> forces us to patch both the configure.ac _and_ the configure script itself,

Alternatively you could just patch configure.ac and run autoconf/automake
etc. to regenerate the generated files, but I'm afraid that's pretty fragile
too (different autoconf versions etc).

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