>On POSIX, and especially Debian GNU/* you _shouldn't_ need to do >architecture specific things. Sure, things like assembly optimization >and tweaking compiler flags are nice, but they shouldn't be required >for compilation. Compiling an unoptimized, untested version is better >than the compilation failing just because there's a chance that it >would fail if it tried. Yeah. Actually, this would work fine in most cases if config.sub just passed through a cpu name that it didn't recognise, rather than trying to act as arbiter of valid configurations. (Virtually every program that cares about the cpu type will include its own check anyway.) But instead config.sub currently errors out which means that the package has no target information at all to work with. p.
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