Athlon

Scot Mc Pherson smcpherson at bradentonherald.com
Wed Jul 18 05:24:11 PDT 2001


Ok.

So now the question is, why is configure conistently NOT guessing this
fellows system?

Scot



Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> 
> On Tue, Jul 17, 2001 at 10:34:16PM +0000, Thomas Beaudry wrote:
> > 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.
> 
> half-right there.
> 
> configure script run a script called config.guess
> config.guess runs uname to determin the cpu type, then config.guess will
> try to compile and run a small C program to figure out if we're dealing
> with linux-gnu or something else. Then config.guess outputs a combined
> result of uname and that c program's result which configure will display
> to you as i686-pc-linux-gnu
> 
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