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Update config.guess to treat cygwin 1.7 as new system name

The upcoming Cygwin 1.7.0 release adds so many APIs and improves so much
functionality that it probably deserves a separate designation in
config.guess.  For reference, notice the size of the most recent beta

For an example of a script in the wild that could take advantage of a
separate designation, look at line 757 in the following, which sets some
guesses when cross-compiling to cygwin:;a=blob;f=m4/printf.m4;h=4207ace;hb=f7beddb
In the example, cygwin 1.5.x lacks the printf grouping flag, but cygwin
1.7.0 provides it.

The patch deliberately avoids the extra forking of `echo | sed`, since
that is inherently slower on cygwin.  Here's the 'uname -r' output
(${UNAME_RELEASE}) between cygwin 1.5.x and cygwin 1.7.0, such that this
patch keeps i686-pc-cygwin for 1.5.x, but uses i686-pc-cygwin1.7 for 1.7.0.


Most decent scripts out there already use *-*-cygwin* in shell case
statements that depend on the platform name, so they will continue to
match *-*-cygwin1.7.

2009-02-26  Eric Blake  <>

	* config.guess (*-*-cygwin1.7): Add new designation for cygwin
	1.7.0, distinct from 1.5.x.

Don't work too hard, make some time for fun as well!

Eric Blake   
diff --git a/build-aux/config.guess b/build-aux/config.guess
index e5716ee..abb0fc8 100755
--- a/build-aux/config.guess
+++ b/build-aux/config.guess
@@ -4,7 +4,7 @@
 #   2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
 #   Free Software Foundation, Inc.


 # This file is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
 # under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
@@ -792,7 +792,7 @@ EOF
 	exit ;;
-	echo ${UNAME_MACHINE}-pc-cygwin
+	echo ${UNAME_MACHINE}-pc-cygwin`case ${UNAME_RELEASE} in 1.7*) echo 1.7;; esac`
 	exit ;;
 	echo ${UNAME_MACHINE}-pc-mingw32
@@ -829,10 +829,10 @@ EOF
 	echo ${UNAME_MACHINE}-pc-uwin
 	exit ;;
     amd64:CYGWIN*:*:* | x86_64:CYGWIN*:*:*)
-	echo x86_64-unknown-cygwin
+	echo x86_64-unknown-cygwin`case ${UNAME_RELEASE} in 1.7*) echo 1.7;; esac`
 	exit ;;
-	echo powerpcle-unknown-cygwin
+	echo powerpcle-unknown-cygwin`case ${UNAME_RELEASE} in 1.7*) echo 1.7;; esac`
 	exit ;;
 	echo powerpcle-unknown-solaris2`echo ${UNAME_RELEASE}|sed -e 's/[^.]*//'`

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