Bug#45599: dpkg: Fails to compile on Alpha
>>>>> "John" == John Goerzen <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
John> Package: dpkg Version: 18.104.22.168 Severity: important
John> This package refuses to build on Alpha. The error message
John> checking system architecture... configure: error: failed:
John> use --with-arch= or --target= make: ***
John> Error 1
That looks to me like you need an appropriate --with-arch or --target
line. Did you try either?
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