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Re: Which is it -pc- or -unknown-




On 10/19/2017 11:04 AM, Yaakov Selkowitz wrote:
> On 2017-10-19 08:25, cyg Simple wrote:
>> On 10/18/2017 7:26 PM, Steven Penny wrote:
>>> On Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:45:11, Marco Atzeri wrote:
>>>> For a regex pattern you should include both.
>>>> I do not bore which one is built and distributed on my packages.
>>>>
>>>> E.G. on octave
>>>>
>>>> /usr/lib/octave/site/oct/i686-pc-cygwin
>>>> /usr/lib/octave/site/oct/x86_64-unknown-cygwin
>>>
>>> This is certainly not right. I can understand that we will have some
>>> discrepancies across packages, but having a different vendor in the same
>>> package
>>> is unacceptable. It suggests that x86_64-unknown-cygwin and i686-pc-cygwin
>>> differ in more ways that one, which they dont. you let it slide, then
>>> people
>>> start asking:
>>>
>>
>> I can live with the historical i*-pc-cygwin mishap.
>>
>>> - where is x86_64-pc-cygwin?
>>
>> This I cannot live with and the package maintainers need to target
>> x86_64-unknown-cygwin instead.  GCC has a target build of
>> x86_64-pc-cygwin, it needs corrected!
> 
> We've been building packages for 64-bit Cygwin for years now without a
> problem.  Maybe you could just tell what you're trying to do and the
> problem you're seeing so that we can assist you, instead of this
> circular discussion of a nonexistent problem.
> 

And I've used the products for years as well, that doesn't make the
product without fallacies.  It is either that config.guess is wrong and
the guess should be x86_64-pc-cygwin or the maintainers are wrong and
should provide host/target for x86_64-unknown-cygwin.  It is that
simple.  It has nothing to do with what I was trying to do when I
discovered the issue; it is an issue.

The scenario occurred when I was trying to configure a package and that
package was refusing to accept the config.guess build triplet.  So I
decided to do

cyg=`/path/to/config.guess`; ./configure --host=$cyg --build=$cyg

The configure couldn't find x86_64-unknown-cygwin-gcc.  When I looked in
/usr/bin I found x86_64-pc-cygwin-gcc instead!!  So which is it, it
cannot be both!

-- 
cyg Simple

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