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Re: uptime in sh-utils 2.0 give "incorrect" output on Mac OS X

From: Petter Reinholdtsen
Subject: Re: uptime in sh-utils 2.0 give "incorrect" output on Mac OS X
Date: 31 Oct 2002 19:10:52 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) Emacs/21.2

[Bob Proulx]
> Are you referring to the 'uname -p' output which is printing
> 'unknown' in the above?


> But when I look at config.guess I don't see where it would be
> calling 'uname -p' for the mac.  Therefore I don't see how changing
> this would change any behavior in config.guess.

Well, I did not investigate much, but config.guess would report
unknown-apple-darwin6.0, and packages like nut would then report

  checking host system type... Invalid configuration
    `unknown-apple-darwin6.0': machine `unknown-apple' not recognized

(this is not a fatal error in nut, but for some packages getting the
wrong config.guess signature is a fatal error.  Unfortunately, I do
not have the compile logs available any more.)

If 'uname -p' instead returns 'powerpc', config.guess reports

  checking host system type... powerpc-apple-darwin6.0

And the configure script is happy.

> And even if it did it sounds to me like this would be a config.guess
> problem.

This problem is uname, not config.guess.  There might be problems with
config.guess, but in my case using the native uname instead of the GNU
version solved my problem.

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