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bug#33330: Hurd failing to build

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#33330: Hurd failing to build
Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2018 23:47:50 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

Hi Manolis & Brett,

Manolis Ragkousis <address@hidden> skribis:

> On 11/11/18 6:44 PM, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
>> 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.
> Yes, I am currently trying to fix this.

I’ve taken care of that on ‘core-updates’, which will hopefully be
merged within a week or so:


On that branch, you can run, say:

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

and you get a GNU/Hurd binary.  \o/


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