Adding operating system detection to configure for bug 1209

Umberto Nicoletti umberto.nicoletti at GMAIL.COM
Fri Apr 7 09:25:29 EDT 2006

A month has passed without any objections so I believe no one is
opposing this change.

After some thoughts I am going to call the configure option --with-os
(I dumped the name part which is redundant) and I will commit to cvs
HEAD next week (last call for comments).


On 3/7/06, Umberto Nicoletti <umberto.nicoletti at> wrote:
> I am working on:
> and I need to figure out the os name to use the proper include path
> for the java headers.
> I have added a new configuration option to configure called
> --with-os-name which will set a variable in mapscript/java/
> allowing the correct directory to be added to the include path. The
> patch has been tested by user and reported to work.
> Since this could be useful for others too I accept suggestions on:
> - configure option name and explanation text
> - os checking code: should we use the AC_CANONICAL_SYSTEM macro instead?
> Thanks for your attention,
> Umberto

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