Re: configure questions
Thu, 24 Jun 1999 22:24:52 +0200

> When running ./configure for AS 1.7.115, I get the following messages
> which appear to be error-like:

These are not necessarily errors. The configure script would abort upon any 
serious errors.

> checking whether the C compiler (gcc   ) is a cross-compiler... no

This is actually correct. If the C compiler is a cross-compiler, things might 
get very wrong.

> checking for dnet_ntoa in -ldnet... no
> checking for dnet_ntoa in -ldnet_stub... no
> checking for opendir in -ldir... no
> checking for yywrap in -ll... no
> checking for bison... no
> checking for byacc... no
> checking for sgmltools... NO_SGMLTOOLS
> checking for wait3 that fills in rusage... no

Just chacks for different utils. If they are not present, workarounds in 
afterstep is enabled, I think...

> checking for libXpm... -I, -L/usr/X11R6/lib
> checking for libjpeg... -I, -L
> checking for libpng... -I, -L

This is also correct, it means that the libraries are present, and will be 
linked by using -I and -L options to gcc. (I think, correct me if I'm wrong)

So, you should not worry about these unless you actually fail to compile 
Afterstep completely.