Athlon

Thomas Beaudry k8la at arrl.net
Tue Jul 17 15:34:16 PDT 2001


Nope.  Configure isn't using uname to get the system type.  For example, 
on my systems uname returns i686-unknown but configure returns 
i686-pc-linux-gnu.

So, you're saying his system is broken cause uname returns i686-unknown 
is incorrect.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Original Message <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

On 7/17/01, 11:44:37 AM, Scot Mc Pherson <smcpherson at bradentonherald.com> 
wrote regarding Re: Athlon:


> True enough, yet not exactly the topic of his question or my answerand
> that's all fine and dandy, except when configure guesses a system, it
> doesn't say i686-unknown ... it says i686-pc-gnu-linux (or something
> like that depending on your arch)

> So when I say his system isn't being guessed correctly, I am correct.
> Something is broken.

> Scot Mc Pherson


> Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> >
> > Scot Mc Pherson wrote:
> >
> > >1) if uname gives "i686 - unknown" then something is broken on your
> > >system and you need to resolve that before you worry about optimizing
> > >code for the machine. A place to begin looking might be sh-utils.
> > >
> > The unknown is for 'processor', but uname returns i686 (or whatever cpu
> > you are using).  On my system:
> >
> > [root at lfs3 ~]# uname -p
> > unknown
> > [root at lfs3 ~]# uname -m
> > i686
> >
> > I looked at the source and the -p option seems to be only for the ia64
> > processor.  Nothing us broken in the system if its not a ia64.  The
> > "unknown" result is hardcoded for most systems.
> >
> >   -- Bruce
> >
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