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Re: autoconf-2.69 not compatible with ppc64le architecture

From: Mike Frysinger
Subject: Re: autoconf-2.69 not compatible with ppc64le architecture
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2014 01:57:05 -0500
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On Monday 13 January 2014 02:45:19 Madhu Pavan wrote:
> IBM is introducing a new architecture - ppc64le (powerpc 64-bit Little
> Endian) and I was looking at building "autoconf-2.69" on our ppc64le
> environment and I found that "autoconf-2.69" would require a patch to
> either config.guess or needs to pick up the latest automake (1.13.4 or
> above) version from upstream. The latest config.guess which has the
> ppc64le changes can be found at:
> http://git.savannah.gnu.org/gitweb/?p=config.git;a=blob_plain;f=config.gues
> s;hb=HEAD.
> Can you please spin a new version which would support ppc64le? Please do
> let me know if you will be picking up the patches from upstream or you
> would require local patches to be provided.

once again (actually, 4th time i've sent this e-mail), you're going about this 
wrong.  you need to fix your distro to automatically update config.{sub,guess}. 
having every open source package project on the planet do a re-release simply 
to update those files is unreasonable (and impossible).

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