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[Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #49213] Please use $host_alias for canonical h

From: Mike Miller
Subject: [Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #49213] Please use $host_alias for canonical host (m4/acinclude.m4:2010)
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:36:12 +0000 (UTC)
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Follow-up Comment #4, bug #49213 (project octave):

Well, the script that transforms whatever the user passes with --build or
--host is called config.sub. The standard GNU config.sub script translates an
OS string of "linux" to "linux-gnu".

I typically build Octave with --build=x86_64-linux, which is canonicalized
into a build/host label of "x86_64-pc-linux-gnu".

This is the correct canonical host name and won't be changing unless the
relevant upstream projects (autoconf, automake, gnulib, etc) change their
naming conventions.

What we might find acceptable, as described on bug #48710, would be to only
use the CPU and OS portions of the host label for constructing certain
installation paths, so what is now
"${prefix}/lib/octave/${version}/oct/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu" might become

I still don't see clearly enough what the problem reported here is, so I don't
know if this would solve the problem or make it worse or what, but that's the
issue discussed in open bug #48710.


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