having trouble with setting debian host type on configure

Sergey Ostrovsky sostrovsky at snip.net
Mon Nov 13 19:16:12 PST 2000


Gerard Beekmans wrote:

> On November 13, 2000 11:32 am, you wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > I hope I'm not asking something that has already been discussed, but I've
> > checked the archives and I can't find any ref to it.
> >
> > I've got a fresh debian (potato) install from which I'm trying to install
> > an LFS 2.4.2 system on my athlon pc, but I've reached a problem at the
> > beginning. When trying to ./configure bash2.04 using the params specified
> > in the LFS book, it gives me an error saying it can't guess the host type
> > and I must supply one. That's fine as I read the bash INSTALL file which
> > says that configure can't guess like it says. Trouble is I'm setting my
> > host type like this --host=i386-linux and it still causes problems,
> > configure likes that a bit more but then chucks an error later on saying
> > that it can't check for a certain condition when cross-compiling.
> > I'm a bit new at this and I didn't even realise I was cross compiling, I'm
> > sure I've missed something obvious and any help would greatly be
> > appreciated as one of the main reasons for me installing this LFS system
> > was to raise my general linux knowledge :)
>
> Seems the compiler itself isn't working well. Does the config.log file in the
> bash source directory have any additional information as to why you get that
> cross-compile problem?
>
> If not, try to compile the following test.c file containing:
>
> /* begin test.c */
> #include <stdio.h>
> int main() {
>         printf("Hello\n");
>         return 0;
> }
> /* end test.c */
>
> Compile and run it:
>         gcc -o test test.c
>         ./test
>
> Does the string "Hello" appear?
>
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> Gerard Beekmans
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Type

uname -a

and see what it says.

Sergey Ostrovsky.



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