x86_64 Target Triplet

Joe Ciccone jciccone at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 07:07:30 PST 2006

Ryan Oliver wrote:

> i686-pc-linux-gnu <- generic pc
>i686-mac-linux-gnu ( ;-) )
>you could probably argue now that "unknown" would be the better default
>for ix86, and let the user override the setting to whatever they wanted.
When you look at the architecture it is just an expanded x86.
x86_64-pc-linux-gnu seems more appropriate to me. In the end it still is
*x86*_64 which is a pc.

>To override just add --host=${desired_triplet} to configure for each
>package built, or alternatively only wherever you encounter problems
>with the triplets not matching (which isn't often)
Very tidious.

>Alternatively we could just get down the latest versions of
>config.{sub,guess} from savannah.gnu.org, edit them, and keep them
>around to copy in when each package is unpacked.
Again, very tidious. Should this be brought up upstream?

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