config.guess and config.sub older than new Cygwin64

Earnie Boyd
Thu Sep 5 12:08:00 GMT 2013

On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 6:13 PM, Charles Wilson wrote:
> On 9/4/2013 5:43 PM, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>> Just a note to those of you using Cygwin64 to build packages.  You
>> will need to most likely replace the config.guess and config.sub files
>> in those packages with newer ones from
>> because it won't guess your system
>> correctly.
>> Twice now I've seen on config-patches a report submitted because of this.
> The versions installed into /usr/share/automake-X.Y/ have all been modified
> to be the latest upstream as of mid-July -- for all X.Y from 1.4 to 1.14.
> Also, cygport itself ships with an identical copy, and modifying your script
> to call 'gnuconfigize' during src_compile() will update them as well.

That's fine if the user is using cygport but from the two I've seen on
config-patches is that the user is executing a package configure where
the package has an 11 year old config.guess and is not using cygport
at all.


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