Tom Christiansen [firstname.lastname@example.org] quoth:
*>It's so it can look at hints files so it doesn't have to guess wrong.
*>So one should be able to do that. One can't do so, due the Linux Lie.
Even beyond configure, this would be useful for administration tasks, but
nothing is forever, especially in the world of computing. I would imagine
this to be a maintainence nightmare.