To: Jonathan Perkin <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/24/2003 21:27:19
On Sun, 23 Mar 2003, Jonathan Perkin wrote:

: > Yes, it is a problem.  But this arise from GNU configure's convention
: > for Solaris system.
: FWIW, I like the idea of doing our own config.sub so that we get a clear
: distinction between machine/arch for each package, and explicitly use
: our definitions for each package.

The FSF config.sub (as of a pretty decent time ago) has pretty much all the
NetBSD defns already in place.

:  I note that even on the supposed `base' archiceture there are still
: differences.
: 	/usr/pkg/lib/perl5/5.6.1/i386-netbsd/
: 	/usr/pkg/lib/ruby/1.6/i386--netbsdelf/

Perl doesn't use config.sub (or autoconf).  Try again.  <g>

I've used "--host=sparc-sun-solaris2" for ages -- "solaris2" is, indeed, a
proper GNU canonical name for SunOS 5.x (for any "x"). should
adopt that name.

-- Todd Vierling <>