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Re: autoconf failure on Fedora Core 7 on x86_64

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: autoconf failure on Fedora Core 7 on x86_64
Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2008 13:33:54 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)

Hello Andrew,

* Andrew Winkler wrote on Sat, Mar 01, 2008 at 10:19:05PM CET:
> I ran autoconf  2.61 ( installed from a Red Hat rpm
> autoconf-2.61-8.fc7) in cyrus-imapd-2.3.9 ( the configure included in
> the distribution failed, and is 7+ years old). 
> The resulting configure failed with:
> checking build system type... Invalid configuration 
> `x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu': machine `x86_64-unknown' not recognized
> configure: error: /bin/sh ./config.sub x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu failed
> Curiously, copying configure, config.guess, and config.rpath from
> courier-0.58.0 does seem to work.

Please point us to tarballs of the broken and of the working package.
It could be that the config.sub is simply too old to know about x86_64
(in which case just updating config.sub and possibly config.guess would
probably help already).


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