I'm trying to cross-compile libSDL version 1.2 for a custom made, Debian based Linux system. The toolchain I'm using is already configured properly so that I just run
g++ on the desired code and the resulting output is compatible with the target machine.
When I run
./configure --help in the libSDL source directory, I see that I can basically just set some environment variables to point to my cross-compiler.
However, I also see the following options:
System types: --build=BUILD configure for building on BUILD [guessed] --host=HOST cross-compile to build programs to run on HOST [BUILD]
I looked into the
build-scripts/config.guess files but couldn't really figure out how it works.
Are these options required? If not, is it a good idea to use them?