default target architecture not set

Mike Frysinger
Wed Mar 11 14:03:00 GMT 2009

On Wednesday 11 March 2009 10:06:48 JohnT wrote:
> Using tarballs from on system: Mandriva
> 2006 Powerpack, i686, installed kernel 2.6.12, glibc 2.3.5, gcc 4.2.4,
> gettext 0.17, binutils 2.18, gmp 4.2.4, mpfr 2.31.
> I had problems building versions of glibc >= 2.6 and learned from someone
> that these versions don't seem to set the target architecture with a
> reasonable default such as the target system that is detected by the
> configure script. I haven't checked to see if the --with-cpu=CPU
> configuration setting works, but in versions prior to 2.6 the architecture
> defaulted to the target system's architecture. This isn't exactly a bug,
> but it certainly seems undocumented and puts people at a disadvantage in
> not knowing they must add either the --with-cpu=CPU setting or a compiler
> flag such as -march=i586.

you're going to have to be a little more specific (like actual commands run 
and actual errors seen).  people are building glibc-2.9 for i[456]86 targets 
seemingly without a problem.  i dont recall seeing any myself.
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