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authorJohn Tytgat <>2008-04-07 23:13:06 +0000
committerJohn Tytgat <>2008-04-07 23:13:06 +0000
commit90e061c6a9cd8c762df0609406a9e4fac8e305c3 (patch)
tree6cd404bc773cfe7f8e05830713c57d4c922a011f /Makefile
parentf3d968bfc02418ed424fcfa78f54dcb73e982ff9 (diff)
Updated comments on RISC OS HOST determination issue.
svn path=/trunk/netsurf/; revision=4086
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diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
index e20823629..dd01454e3 100644
--- a/Makefile
+++ b/Makefile
@@ -24,14 +24,17 @@
all: all-program
# Determine host type
-# NOTE: Currently, this is broken on RISC OS due to what appear to be bugs
-# in UnixLib's pipe()/dup2() implementations.
+# NOTE: HOST determination on RISC OS could fail because of missing bug fixes
+# in UnixLib which only got addressed in UnixLib 5 / GCCSDK 4.
# When you don't have 'uname' available, you will see:
# File 'uname' not found
-# but when you do, you will see:
+# When you do and using a 'uname' compiled with a buggy UnixLib, you
+# will see the following printed on screen:
# In both cases HOST make variable is empty and we recover from that by
# assuming we're building on RISC OS.
+# In case you don't see anything printed (including the warning), you
+# have an update to date RISC OS build sytem. ;-)
HOST := $(shell uname -s)
ifeq ($(HOST),)
HOST := riscos