configure fails on HP-UX/Itanium (cannot assemble alignment test)

Vincent Lefevre vincent at
Thu Oct 6 14:53:29 CEST 2005

On 2005-10-06 14:43:26 +0200, Torbjorn Granlund wrote:
> Vincent Lefevre <vincent at> writes:
>   I wanted to compile GMP 4.1.4 on
>   (ia64-hp-hpux11.23), but got the following error:
>   td176> ./configure --prefix=$HOME --exec-prefix=$HOME/ia64-hp-hpux11.23 --enable-assert gmp_cv_asm_underscore=no
>   [...]
>   checking if .align assembly directive is logarithmic... configure: error: cannot assemble alignment test
> Please see the [2004-09-23] item under

I read it.

> In short, ia64-hp-hpux is an unsupported platform.  But there
> is a workaround to make it work.

Could you be more specific concerning the workaround? mentions the problem concerning the
underscore test, but the one concerning not the alignment test.

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