Bug in configure script for PPC64 machines

Torbjorn Granlund tg-this-will-bounce-but-I-am-subscribed-to-the-list-honest at swox.com
Mon Feb 19 14:23:31 CET 2007

"Fuzzy Logic" <fuzzymo at gmail.com> writes:

  The problem is that make check fails, but if I code
  --host=powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu on the configure, make check works.
We've probably run into yet another compiler bug (or assembler bug or
linker bug).

Since you've got the bug in front of you, please consider making a
service to the GNU community by isolating it.  If this is the system
with the funny binutils, I'd get rid of that one before losing any
more time on this.  (We had problems 10 years ago in the gcc team with
a guy making badly broken binutils releases targeting GNU/Linux
distribs.  These releases could be identified by arm long version
names.  Perhaps the guy is still around.)

Having said that, I don't rule out the possibility that this might be
a GMP bug, e.g. with the powerpc64/mode32 assembly.


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