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 That is *HIDEOUSLY* out-of-date stuff.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.
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