Subject: Re: Q: GNU_CONFIGURE?
To: Greg Troutman <>
From: Julio Merino <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/19/2002 20:54:23
On Wed, 18 Dec 2002 10:41:59 -0800
Greg Troutman <> wrote:

> I've been trying to create a couple of packages and I'm wondering
> why one would use GNU_CONFIGURE vs. HAS_CONFIGURE.  I notice that the
> with GNU_CONFIGURE=YES, the configure stage never does a good
> config.guess, producing stuff like:  'i386--netbsdelf', while using
> HAS_CONFIGURE=YES typically produces system types like:
> 'i386-unknown-netbsdelf1.6'... Now in practice the weak system guess
> under GNU_CONFIGURE has not caused any problems for me so far, I'm just
> wondering if someone can explain these two settings to me in 25 words or
> less.  

man 7 packages


PS: I have just discovered it is documented there ;)

Julio Merino ( <>