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




On 2017-10-19 15:02, cyg Simple wrote:
> On 10/19/2017 3:54 PM, Brian Inglis wrote:
>> On 2017-10-19 12:59, Yaakov Selkowitz wrote:
>>> On 2017-10-19 13:40, cyg Simple wrote:
>>>> x86_64-pc-cygwin is just not correct regardless of the lack of past issues.
>>>
>>> As I have said several times, this assertion is incorrect.  You need to
>>> use the triplet which matches the toolchain with which you are building.
>>> For example, Fedora and RHEL all use $arch-redhat-linux as their
>>> triplet, and there is nothing wrong with that.
>>
>> Vendor -unknown- is just a default in various config cases, so specifying -pc-
>> for consistency on Cygwin builds is a valid choice by the maintainers.
> 
> FINE!  But config.guess should match the CHOSEN one.

Incorrect assumption.

>> Perhaps a statement on the cygwin-apps list could clarify what should be done by
>> maintainers to ensure this override, and maybe retire the use of -unknown- by
>> any Cygwin apps in future, with a notice to this (cygwin) list for those who
>> choose to build packages from net sources.
> 
> I don't care which is used as long as config.guess matches what is chosen.

That is not a requirement.

>> Perhaps also patches should be submitted to the config and automake maintainers
>> to ensure that {i*,x86_64}:CYGWIN*:*... always produce vendor -pc-. Not sure
>> about vendors for {amd64,powerpcle}:CYGWIN*:*... in config.guess, which are
>> currently also set to -unknown-.
> 
> Exactly what I'm saying.  It needs to match what is being distributed
> just for consistency and to avoid confusion.

No patch is needed here.

-- 
Yaakov

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