Subject: Re: Proposed change to GNU config.guess
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Ben Elliston <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 12/26/1999 14:58:46
> : echo "int x;" > foo.c; cc -c foo.c -o foo.o && file foo.o; rm foo.[co]

> I certainly hope that file(1) will not be used in the patch.  That's far
> from platform-independent (see cross-compiling...).

It doesn't need to be *that* platform dependent.  It only needs to be
guaranteed to work on those systems under test (ie. NetBSD systems).

Cross-compilation doesn't enter the picture: config.guess is only intended
to determine the type of the build system.  It was never designed to do
anything more.