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Re: config.guess comments from our sysadmins

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: config.guess comments from our sysadmins
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2006 19:03:54 +0200
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Hello John,

Apologies for the delay, and thanks for your bug report on config.guess.

* John Wohlbier wrote on Tue, Jul 25, 2006 at 04:12:57PM CEST:
> Below are comments from a sysadmin as to why config.guess is
> failing for me. Below that is the original problem statement,
> and below that is the config.guess script. Is config.guess "wrong?"

Yes, it was wrong; but that has since been fixed.  Up-to-date versions
of the two files in question can be found at

Please note that Autoconf is not in charge of the files, but
address@hidden is.

> This has to do with the difference from the output from the pgi and gcc
> preprocessors.  The script looks for output of the form "LIBC=something"
> from a C preprocessor, but does not account for the possibility that the
> output might have spaces between LIBC and the = sign.
> If you rearrange line 190 from:
> eval `$CC_FOR_BUILD -E $dummy.c 2>/dev/null | grep LIBC= | sed -e 's: ::g'`
> to:
> eval `$CC_FOR_BUILD -E $dummy.c 2>/dev/null | sed -e 's: ::g' | grep LIBC=`
> it should work as expected.  This removes the spaces from the output
> BEFORE grepping for the LIBC content.


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