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Bug #16251 config.guess returns value incompatible with configure
Submitted: 2002-03-25 04:23 UTC Modified: 2002-06-06 21:04 UTC
From: Pavel dot Zakouril at mff dot cuni dot cz Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: *Configuration Issues
PHP Version: 4.1.2 OS: UnixWare 7.1.1
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2002-03-25 04:23 UTC] Pavel dot Zakouril at mff dot cuni dot cz
Hi !

On UnixWare 7.1.1 config.guess returns value


, but configure script expects on this operating system value of type
So --host=i486-unknown-sysv5uw7.1.1 must be specified to get correct configuration on this system. This behavior is at least since PHP 4.0.6 and in 4.2.0RC1 is still present. Probably the same problem is on any version of UnixWare including Caldera OpenUNIX 8. Config.guess should be modified to return e.g. sysv5uw7 (i.e. uw instead of UnixWare).



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 [2002-03-25 04:53 UTC]
problem is in autoconf, not php itself

maybe we could apply manual fixes for releases?
 [2002-03-25 05:12 UTC]
patches to the faulty third-party tools would be better IMO.
consider a manual fix applied to (or whatever) in 
a release, and this typical scenario:

"PHP v. X.Y.Z, feature foo doesn't work"
"can you try a snapshot?"
"i can't configure it"
"um, yes. hack this and that way, and rerun buildconf"

manual "hacks" to released sources would mean much less testing 

 [2002-03-25 07:46 UTC]
Can you try 4.2.0rc1 from ? It was build with a newer autoconf (2.52).

 [2002-03-25 08:21 UTC] Pavel dot Zakouril at mff dot cuni dot cz
This problem is still present also in 4.2.0rc1.

See lines in configure like

sysv5uw[78]* | sysv4*uw2*)

This line never match sysv5UnixWare7.1.1, but it should match. Or config.guess should return sysv5uw7.1.1 instead.
 [2002-06-06 21:04 UTC]
It's the responsibility of the libtool authors to fix this..
You can always try the latest libtool version.
Just do 'libtoolize --force'.

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