On 03/25/2013 09:36 PM, Orion Poplawski wrote:
On 02/08/2013 09:30 AM, Brendan Conoboy wrote:
> On 02/08/2013 07:12 AM, Tom Lane wrote:
>> Dennis Gilmore <dennis(a)ausil.us> writes:
>>> Additionally we will be mass patching config.guess and config.sub to
>>> support aarch64 in preperation for 64 bit arm support
>> Hm, it would be much better in the long run to pester upstreams to
>> update to an appropriate version of these files. Are the required
>> changes in upstream autoconf yet, and if so what version? If not,
>> why not?
> Support for aarch64 landed in autoconf 2.69 which was released on
> March 25th
> and first built in Fedora on May 15th. Packages that use autoconf
> 2.69 are
> already good to go.
Isn't config.sub/config.guess really a part of automake and it is that
that needs updating by upstream?
config.sub/config.guess are part of the gnu "config" project:
automake releases usually incorporate the version which is current at
the time of a new automake release.
For instance, configure in octave
3.6.4 says it was generated by autoconf 2.69, but the
config.guess/config.sub files don't have aarch64.
Autoconf-2.69 - This is
entirely unrelated config.sub/guess.
What version of
automake added aarch64?
I don't know when it was added, but automake-1.13 has
My recommendation: Instead of mucking around with
automake/autoreconf-1.13+ and its incompatiblities, get the current
version of config.guess/config.sub from the config project and add them
as a patch to your package.