[erlang-bugs] Add support for new arch 'ppc64le' in "erlang" upstream package

Mikael Pettersson <>
Wed Jan 15 09:31:48 CET 2014

ravi writes:
 > Hi,
 >      We are in the process of adding support for new arch 'ppc64le' 
 > (powerpc 64-bit Little Endian) and I was looking at building " erlang" 
 > package on ppc64le environment and found that "erlang" package require a 
 > patch to multiple config.guess files found in the erlang release tarball.
 > Fortunately , automake >=1.13.4 has all the needed bits to support 
 > building on ppc64le arch.
 > We would like to request you to upgrade "automake" in your build machine 
 > to >=1.13.4 and spin-off a new version of "erlang" and let us know the 
 > new tar availability. So that we can test it on ppc64le architecture for 
 > you.

How exactly does it fail currently without updated config.guess files?

Does it work if you pass --build=ppc64le-unknown-linux-gnu to configure?


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