Excellent suggestion; thanks Paul!
I've incorporated this into OMPI -- Paul, can you confirm that I
obeyed the license requirements properly?
On Sep 4, 2009, at 9:01 PM, Paul H. Hargrove wrote:
> Jeff Squyres wrote:
> > On Sep 4, 2009, at 7:13 AM, David Robertson wrote:
> >> Perhaps it should be taken out of the help message in the configure
> >> script then.
> > We can't; it's part of the built-in Autoconf options. :-(
> On can't disable the option, but one can prevent confusing the user by
> (partially) igonoring it.
> In GASNet we dealt with this problem by detecting that the prefix,
> suffix or transform options had been given and generate an error
> telling the user:
> This configure script does not support --program-prefix,
> --program-suffix or --program-transform-name.
> Users are recommended to instead use --prefix with a unique
> directory and make symbolic links as desired for renaming.
> GASNet is BSD licensed and available at
> The autoconf macro in question is GASNET_FORBID_PROGRAM_TRANSFORM
> and is
> located in acinclude.m4
> Paul H. Hargrove PHHargrove_at_[hidden]
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