Subject: Re: GNU config.guess and netbsd{aout,elf,}
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Andrew Cagney <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 11/22/1999 19:27:00
Jonathan Stone wrote:
> In message <>Jason Thorpe writes
> >On Mon, 22 Nov 1999 16:39:26 +1100
> > matthew green <> wrote:
> >arch-objformat-netbsd, like:
> >
> >m68k-aout-netbsd
> >i386-elf-netbsd
> >
> >...I mean, it's not like the "vendor" portion makes any difference
> >in NetBSD... So why not make it do something useful?
> Yeah, but Andrew's talking about FSF/Cygnus internal use.
> Last I looked, they generated a vendor string and then
> use <arch>-*-netbsd in the /bin/sh case statements.
> otherwise: yeah, same effect as I suggested. After the fuss is over,
> we can go back to * for vendor.
> I deont think testing for specific files works, as an elf-vs-aout
> test. Sickos like me build all sorts of bits of -current, in a.out
> format, on 1.4O kernels. (Most of my machines are in "production" use,
> so still have 1.4.1 userland, with additions..)


The linux part of config.guess is being cleaned up by taking a small C
program compiling it and then testing the object (.o) using the systems
``file'' command.