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Old 03-01-2012, 06:46 PM   #1
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Question What to do with config.guess?


Usually I compile programs like this.

./configure
make
sudo make install

But sometimes there will also be a file in the directory called config.guess.

When am I supposed to run this program?
 
Old 03-01-2012, 09:08 PM   #2
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You don't. It's part of the autotools suite. See the manpage --> http://linux.die.net/man/1/config.guess
 
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You don't. It's part of the autotools suite. See the manpage --> http://linux.die.net/man/1/config.guess
Is it run automatically by ./configure? I've used autoconf before to get things to compile, but I'm not clear on when to use it and when not to.
 
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Yes, it is run by the configure script. Take a look at the autoconf manual --> http://www.gnu.org/software/autoconf.../autoconf.html Especially chapter 14.
 
  


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