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Re: S/390 buildd reconfiguration --> problem fix

On Tue, 12 Oct 2004, Martin Schulze wrote:
> Unfortunately this changed the kernel architecture from s390 to s390x.
> This in turn has the potential to break older configure scripts.

According to GNU upstream CVS, s390x was added as a basic machine in
2001-03-09.   That is *HIDEOUSLY* out-of-date stuff.

Any package with such a config.sub should be breaking also on amd64, and
probably on any of the Debian/BSDs.  Since people will notice the FTBFS on
s390x, please take the time to get a fully updated config.sub and
config.guess into sid (or at least file a bug on the BTS) while you are
doing the minimal fix for sarge...

I urge people to read the autotools-dev package's README.Debian, and use one
of the automated config.sub/guess update procedures (the "link method"
described there won't even increase your diff.gz size by more than a few
bytes) to fix packages in sid.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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