Patch configure

Greg Martin gregm at
Mon Nov 20 20:42:56 PST 2000

Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> On November 20, 2000 10:40 pm, you wrote:
> > The configure script for Patch is asking for the host type. After
> > reading autoconf docs and the output of --help I'm guessing that it is
> > the processor type. That is the one variable uname -a returns unknown.
> > The machine is a 686 so do I use --host=m686 or --host=PPro or am I
> > completely off here?
> > TIA
> it should detect the host itself. If not, something is most likely wrong with
> the compiler setup. Check the config.log file in the patch directory. The
> last few lines probably contain errors.
config.log contains these lines:

This file contains any messages produced by compilers while
running configure, to aid debugging if configure makes a mistake.

configure:573: checking host system type

Greg Martin
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