crash in config.guess on Power Mac G5 under Mac OS X 10.4.6

Torbjorn Granlund tege at
Sat May 20 14:00:13 CEST 2006

Vincent Lefevre <vincent at> writes:

  The config.guess already has lots of tests based on whether the
  programs fail or not. That would just be another one.
To make it have a chain of dependencies, is too complex for my taste.

  Well, the problem on Mac OS X is a real problem, whereas the ones
  concerning the possible breakage due to SIGILL trapping are just
  hypothetical ones.

If a system starts behaving in new and bizarre ways for old
interfaces, we have to decide whether to work around the new
behaviour, or ignore it.  The world if bizarreness and bugs that GMP
lives in takes too much of my time away from making real progress on
GMP, but there is a limit to how much I wil let it distract me.

I suggest that you install GNU/Linux on your system, where signals
behave as documented in the signal(3) man page.


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