Bug in configure script for PPC64 machines

Torbjorn Granlund tg-this-will-bounce-but-I-am-subscribed-to-the-list-honest at swox.com
Sun Feb 18 21:59:10 CET 2007

"Myria" <myriachan at cox.net> writes:

  As "Fuzzy Logic" ran into on January 25, there is a bug in configure for 
  PowerPC Linux machines.  I ran into it as well and diagnosed some of it.
  On these machines, "configure" identifies the machine type as 
  powerpc64-unknown-linux-gnu.  This causes it to select the 64-bit assembly 
  code.  However, GCC on these machines is set to do a 32-bit compile by 
  default.  configure recognizes that GCC is 32-bit by default, but it doesn't 
  switch to using the 32-bit PowerPC assembly code.  The result is that "make 
  check" failed because some code is 32-bit and some code is 64-bit.  Unlike 
  x86-32 and x86-64, such mixed code will compile and link.
GMP's configure knows how to put the compiler in 64-bit mode.  We need
to figure out why it fails on your system.  Please send the output of
running a plain configure.


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