Re: How severe are FTBFS bugs caused by the source using uname?
On Sat, 22 May 2004, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> On Wed, May 19, 2004 at 12:02:10AM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> > how severe are FTBFS bugs caused by the source using uname to
> > determine the host/build architecture instead of using
> > dpkg-architecture?
> > The problem is that on multiarch architectures, most notably amd64
> > cpus, the uname will not resemble the host/build architecture:
> > (from a normal Debian Sid i386 system running a 64bit kernel)
> Does config.guess do the right thing in this instance? I don't use
> uname -a directly in my packages, but I do use config.guess (like many
> projects that use autoconf). I don't have an x86_64 machine to check
> and make sure autoconf does something sane on those architectures; I
> presume that it does, hopefully?
And if it does not, PLEASE file a bug with patches on the autotools-dev
package, and I will upload a fixed version ASAP (and forward the stuff
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