Subject: NetBSD provide config.guess and gnu configure --host= setting
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Eric Schnoebelen <email@example.com>
Date: 08/13/2002 12:57:46
I was trying to build unproven-pthreads on my NetBSD 1.5.3/alpha
system last night (from pkgsrc), and it kept dying during the
configure process, saying that `alpha--netbsd'' is unsupported
(or similar text.)
Basically, unproven-pthreads' configure knows about
``alpha-unknown-netbsd1.5.*'', but pkgsrc calls it (explicitly)
with ``--host=alpha--netbsd'', _after_ having replaced the
unproven-pthreads' config.guess with NetBSD's.
Why is pkgsrc doing this? I would think that since pkgsrc has
replaced config.guess, bsd.pkg.mk would no longer need to pass
Otherwise, I believe that MACHINE_GNU_PLATFORM should be changed
to the following:
to match the expected GNU style architecture specification.
Thoughts? Am I full of it?
Eric Schnoebelen firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.cirr.com
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