Bug 6655 - Please update config.{guess,sub} (needed for GNU/kFreeBSD)
Summary: Please update config.{guess,sub} (needed for GNU/kFreeBSD)
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Build/Modular (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86 (IA32) other
: high normal
Assignee: Xorg Project Team
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Blocks: xorg-7.2
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Reported: 2006-04-19 21:15 UTC by Robert Millan
Modified: 2006-11-04 09:38 UTC (History)
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Description Robert Millan 2006-04-19 21:15:50 UTC
A huge number of config.{guess,sub} instances in the xorg repository are
outdated, and fail to detect GNU/kFreeBSD systems properly (and probably other
systems as well).

Please could you update them?

For what GNU/kFreeBSD detection is concerned, any version newer than 2003-10-07
will do.

Comment 1 Alan Coopersmith 2006-04-20 01:56:55 UTC
Actually, there should not be a single copy of those files anywhere in the 
X.org source repositories, only in the built tarballs, as they should be added
by autoconf et al when generating tarballs, so it sounds like this is really
a request to generate tarballs on machines with newer config.* files or newer
autoconf versions.
Comment 2 Robert Millan 2006-04-20 04:27:03 UTC
Ah, yes.  I didn't notice that.

Could you please pass this message on to the person responsible for building
release tarballs?

Comment 3 Robert Millan 2006-04-22 17:12:52 UTC
argh, closing again.  sorry ;)
Comment 4 Robert Millan 2006-04-22 17:15:42 UTC
ARGH.  Not this one..
Comment 5 Adam Jackson 2006-04-25 06:08:12 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> Ah, yes.  I didn't notice that.
> Could you please pass this message on to the person responsible for building
> release tarballs?

What autoconf version would you like?
Comment 6 Robert Millan 2006-04-25 17:15:01 UTC
Note that autoconf != config.{guess,sub}

The config.guess and config.sub scripts (available in
https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/config) are copied by autoconf when

I don't know if there's a standard install path, but in Debian they live in

As for the version, anything newer than 2003-10-07 is good enough for
GNU/kFreeBSD.  You probably want the latest snapshot, though, since that
increases chances for your software to build on more systems (these scripts exit
with non-zero status when they can't identify the system).

Comment 7 Alan Coopersmith 2006-04-26 00:56:47 UTC
I upgraded libtool on my build system to 1.5.22 and it seems to be dumping in
config.* files with 2005-12-* timestamps in the libtoolized packages it builds
now, but that only covers about half our packages.
Comment 8 Robert Millan 2006-04-26 04:49:20 UTC
Ok, thanks.

So what about the other half? :)
Comment 9 Adam Jackson 2006-05-10 08:38:44 UTC
does debian not have relibtoolize?
Comment 10 Daniel Stone 2006-11-04 09:38:12 UTC
marking as fixed, as all new tarballs being made have GNU/kFreeBSD support.

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