gmp-4.2.1 build problems

Torbjorn Granlund tege at
Mon Oct 2 22:59:54 CEST 2006

Peter Breitenlohner <peb at> writes:

  I'd like to report two problems encountered in building gmp-4.2.1
  on an i686-pc-gnu-linux system (actually an AMD64 processor running with
  32Bit versions of the kernel and gcc).
  (1) The file configfsf.guess properly detects this as i686-pc-gnu-linux,
  but your config.guess wrapper subsequently changes that to
  x86_64-pc-linux-gnu causing the build process to fail (ABI=64 with 32 bit
Please complete your report with the output of configure.
(Not the config.log, the stdout output.)

  Of course one can override this with "configure --build=i686-pc-gnu-linux"
  but I consider the necessity to do so as a gross misfeature (aka bug).
  (2) I noticed that "configure --enable-fat" also fails and found that this
  problem is addressed by the patch x86-fat.diff on your web page.
  Unfortunately this patch contains a typo. The modification for configure
Thanks, this was a strange error.

(The other "updated" patch had the same error.)


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