gmp 4.1.4 build on 32 bit sparc8 misconfigures build as 64 bit for sparc9

Torbjorn Granlund tege at
Fri Aug 5 15:05:15 CEST 2005

"Graham Leggett" <minfrin at> writes:

  Overriding it involved reverse engineering the build process, which does
  not fall within the definition of "easy".
Reading the Install chapter in the bundled documentation, or
reverse engineer the build process, whichever seems simpler.  :-)

  > You might want to actually check the documentation before you
  > criticize it; the ISA and ABI section is in the manual chapter
  > "Installing GMP'.
  I as an end user have no idea what an ISA or an ABI is in this context,
  and I have no way of knowing its importance.

I think it is safe to assume that the chapter called "Installing
GMP" is a good read for anybody wanting to install GMP.

  Fixing this problem is as simple as adding a sentence to the Solaris
  specific docs, warning the end user that the ABI must be set, referring to
  the ABI section for more details.
This is explicitly mentioned for Solaris in the Installing GMP
chapter.  While I certainly think various aspects of the
documenation can be improved, I think the aspects you have
brought up are quite well documented, and in the place where you
should be able to find them.

If you have specific suggestions, please don't hesitate to make
the changes and mail diffs to us.


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