Re: Alpha question
On Mon, 27 Aug 2001, Amaya wrote:
> I just got a bug on one of my packages, it doesn't build on alpha.
> As we don't have accessible alpha machines around, the submitter was kind
> enough to open an account for me in this machine and I managed to fix it
> adding an extra option to ./configure in the debian/rules file, so that it
> compiles against the supplied version of gettext instead of the system's
> Default behaviour is to compile against system's gettext, and it works in
> Question is:
> How can I tell if I am in an alpha arch and how can I add the ./configure
> option if so?
> This is my first time and I guess I should know better, but I have no idea.
> Thanks for any input :-))
DEB_BUILD_GNU_TYPE := $(shell dpkg-architecture -qDEB_BUILD_GNU_TYPE)
DEB_HOST_GNU_TYPE := $(shell dpkg-architecture -qDEB_HOST_GNU_TYPE)
Also recommended to pass --build=$(DEB_BUILD_GNU_TYPE) and
--host=$(DEB_HOST_GNU_TYPE) options to the configure script, to avoid
accidentally enabling any non-standard optimizations.
However, I'm wondering why this program is incompatible only with the version
of gettext found on the alpha architecture. They should be equivalent on all