Subject: Re: NetBSD provide config.guess and gnu configure --host= setting
To: Eric Schnoebelen <>
From: Nick Hudson <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/13/2002 21:19:04
On Tuesday 13 August 2002 6:57 pm, Eric Schnoebelen wrote:
> 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, would no longer need to pass
> ``--host=${MACHINE_GNU_PLATFORM}'' explicitly.

I have no idea, but I also think that --host= should be removed.

I've changed my local and seen no problems so far. I guess, though, 
this is something for when the freeze is over.