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

ravi <>
Wed Jan 15 11:28:10 CET 2014

Hi Mikael,

On 01/15/2014 02:01 PM, Mikael Pettersson wrote:
> 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?
without updated config.guess files, configure script exits with below error:
/configure: error: cannot guess build type; you must specify one/
> Does it work if you pass --build=ppc64le-unknown-linux-gnu to configure?
yes,  ./configure --build=ppc64le-unknown-linux-gnu worked fine.
> /Mikael

IBM LinuxTechnologyCenter

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