i didnt say it wasnt working *for them*. they probably wouldnt have made the build system
change if it wasnt working *for them*. the trouble is when *anyone else* tries to build the
package. you want to cross-compile it ? build it on a different platform ? build with your
own compiler/flags ? sorry, but the $flavor-of-the-month build system never thought of that.
time to go re-implement the wheel even though autotools already had it solved.