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bug#33330: Hurd failing to build

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#33330: Hurd failing to build
Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2018 17:44:31 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

Hello Brett,

Brett Gilio <address@hidden> skribis:

> checking host system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
> configure: error: this is the gnu os, host cannot be linux-gnu
> *** Host configuration must be `MACHINE-gnu' or `MACHINE-VENDOR-gnu'.
> *** To cross-compile, you must specify both --host and --build;
> *** for example `--build=x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu --host=x86_64-gnu'.
> *** Run ./configure --help for more information.

To put it differently, the Hurd cannot be built natively on GNU/Linux.
You can cross-build the Hurd from GNU/Linux with something like:

  guix build hurd --target=i586-pc-gnu

… though I seem to remember even that is broken in current master.


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