15.8 Defining Variables
Variables not defined in a site shell script can be set in the
environment passed to configure. However, some packages may
run configure again during the build, and the customized values of these
variables may be lost. In order to avoid this problem, you should set
them in the configure command line, using ‘VAR=value’.
causes the specified gcc to be used as the C compiler (unless it is
overridden in the site shell script).
Unfortunately, this technique does not work for CONFIG_SHELL due
to an Autoconf bug. Until the bug is fixed you can use this
CONFIG_SHELL=/bin/bash /bin/bash ./configure CONFIG_SHELL=/bin/bash