Configure fails on 32-bit platform

Niels Möller nisse at
Mon Feb 12 12:36:16 UTC 2018

tg at (Torbjörn Granlund) writes:

> It is not easy to find anything better than what we have today.
> The current strategy was chosen to work best for most users, and work
> best here means to give optimal GMP performance.  If the optimal "ABI"
> does not work, the next best "ABI" is tried, and so on.

In the case that the user explicitly selects a "compiler-ABI" (somewhat
unclear exactly what that means, for the moment, lets say it's
equivalent to explicitly setting CFLAGS). Then it would make sense to
try to detect which ABI that is, and only consider choices of
gmp-ABI which are consistent with the user's compiler-ABI.

It's a bit unclear to me in which cases there are multiple gmp-ABI
consistent with the same compiler-ABI.


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