consider updating autotool scripts
Hello, I'm from the ArchRISC-V Team, an effort to port Arch Linux to RISC-V architecture.
While porting exempi, during the configure step we experienced an error:
checking build system type... ./config.guess: unable to guess system type This script, last modified 2009-11-20, has failed to recognize the operating system you are using. It is advised that you download the most up to date version of the config scripts from http://git.savannah.gnu.org/gitweb/?p=config.git;a=blob_plain;f=config.guess;hb=HEAD and http://git.savannah.gnu.org/gitweb/?p=config.git;a=blob_plain;f=config.sub;hb=HEAD If the version you run (./config.guess) is already up to date, please send the following data and any information you think might be pertinent to <firstname.lastname@example.org> in order to provide the needed information to handle your system. config.guess timestamp = 2009-11-20 uname -m = riscv64 uname -r = 5.18.7-arch1-1 uname -s = Linux uname -v = #1 SMP PREEMPT_DYNAMIC Sat, 25 Jun 2022 20:22:01 +0000 /usr/bin/uname -p = unknown /bin/uname -X = hostinfo = /bin/universe = /usr/bin/arch -k = /bin/arch = /usr/bin/oslevel = /usr/convex/getsysinfo = UNAME_MACHINE = riscv64 UNAME_RELEASE = 5.18.7-arch1-1 UNAME_SYSTEM = Linux UNAME_VERSION = #1 SMP PREEMPT_DYNAMIC Sat, 25 Jun 2022 20:22:01 +0000 configure: error: cannot guess build type; you must specify one
It's been verified that running
autoreconf -fiv in the project root directory resolves the problem.
We have updated our build script to run
autoreconf, to make configure script updated, when packaging exempi,
but as part of our duty, we do suggest our upstreams do this once and for all instead.