Error in configure for an alpha-pca56-linux host

RESOLVED FIXED in M16

Status

defect
P4
minor
RESOLVED FIXED
20 years ago
15 years ago

People

(Reporter: mike, Assigned: granrosebugs)

Tracking

Trunk
DEC
Linux

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

20 years ago
Running the configure script ends on an error to the tune of
~"ltconfig can't use --no-verify without host given" from the
webtools area.

The system is a DEC Alpha 21164 with an SX164 mobo.  The host
type comes up as alpha-pca56-unknown, which configure does not
seem to like.  I worked around this by using:

./configure alpha-ev56-linux

And configure worked without error.

Updated

20 years ago
Priority: P3 → P4
Target Milestone: M13

Comment 1

20 years ago
Steve, want to move this off to M15?

Updated

20 years ago
Assignee: slamm → briano

Comment 2

20 years ago
Brian, would you like to fix this? I am guessing this is a shortcoming of
config.guess, but I do not know for sure.

Updated

20 years ago
Target Milestone: M13 → M14

Updated

20 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED

Comment 3

20 years ago
Can you provide the output from 'uname -a' for me?  Running
mozilla/build/autoconf/config.guess would be helpful too.
Also, which do you want it to be (alpha-pca56-linux or alpha-ev56-linux)?
(Reporter)

Comment 4

20 years ago
Here is the output from the scripts as requested:

[mike@alpha mozilla]$

build/autoconf/config.guess 

alphapca56-unknown-linux-gnu

[mike@alpha mozilla]$

uname -a

Linux alpha.audiowarehouse.sk.ca 2.2.12 #1 Tue

Oct 5 16:43:04 CST 1999

alpha unknown







(Assignee)

Comment 5

20 years ago
mass reassign of briano's bugs to me since he's no longer at Netscape.
Assignee: briano → granrose
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
(Assignee)

Updated

20 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Target Milestone: M14 → M16

Comment 6

20 years ago
Ok, something's amiss here.  The output of mozilla/build/autoconf/config.guess
is correct but that's only used for the browser not for webtools.  The only
configure script I see under mozilla/webtools is for bonsai but it doesn't do
any host checking.  And neither the main nor bonsai's configure script uses
ltconfig which comes from libtool if I'm not mistaken.
(Assignee)

Comment 7

20 years ago
good eye, Chris.  I skipped right over the webtools bit.

Mike - what exactly are you trying to build?
(Assignee)

Comment 8

20 years ago
Email from Mike:

I'm trying to build the M13 release, the entire Mozilla source tree.  I
run ./configure, and got the errors attached in my last message.  After
explicitly stating alpha-ev56... as the build and target of configure, I
then run make from the top of the source tree.

I get many casting warnings, but it compiles.

So again: I am building all of Mozilla M13 on a DEC Alpha 21164.
Component: Build → Build Config
Product: Webtools → Browser

Comment 9

20 years ago
Mike, can you attach a complete build log as well as config.log?

Comment 10

20 years ago
Email from Mike:
Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2000 20:19:46 -0600 (CST)
From: Mike Warnecke <mike@audiowarehouse.sk.ca>
----------------------------------------

I'll attach a script of what happens when I run configure from within
the mozilla source dir.  It fails on webshell/embed/gtk, but you can have
a look for yourself.
--------

Mike for now, can you try building as: ./configure --disable-gtk-mozilla ?
If that works, try copying build/autoconf/config.sub to webshell/embed/gtk/ and
then run your build as you normally do.  Since the GtkMozilla widget is
basically a separate project, it has its own set of config* scripts.  They are
not in sync with the main set and it's going to take a bit to merge them.

Comment 11

20 years ago
All 4 copies of config.guess/config.sub in the tree should be updated to the
versions in the official master repository:

cvs -d :pserver:anoncvs@subversions.gnu.org:/cvs co config

This fixes a misdetection bug on Linux/PPC.

Franz.

Comment 12

20 years ago
Franz, good idea.  

wtc, can I have permission to check in a recent version of config.guess &
config.sub to the NSPR tip?

Comment 13

20 years ago
cls: yes, you can check in a recent version of config.guess &
config.sub to the NSPR tip.

Comment 14

19 years ago
After much delay, our config.* files have been updated to the latest cvs
snapshot of the GNU master config.* files.  Thanks, Franz.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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