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Bug 924971 - adonthell: Does not support aarch64 in f19 and rawhide
Summary: adonthell: Does not support aarch64 in f19 and rawhide
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: adonthell
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mathieu Bridon
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: ARM64, F-ExcludeArch-aarch64
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-03-22 23:59 UTC by Dennis Gilmore
Modified: 2014-06-22 18:10 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2014-06-22 18:10:04 UTC
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Description Dennis Gilmore 2013-03-22 23:59:18 UTC
Support for the ARM 64 bit CPU architecture (aarch64) was introduced in 
autoconf 2.69.  adonthell appears to use an earlier version of 
autoconf, preventing its being built.  This can be fixed in of three ways (In order of preference):

1. Work with upstream to migrate the package to autoconf 2.69.

2. Rerun autoconf or autoreconf in %prep or %build prior to running 

3. Apply the patch at
which updates config.guess and config.sub to recognize aarch64.

Comment 1 Mathieu Bridon 2013-03-24 04:06:16 UTC
There probably won't be any new release of adonthell before a while, as upstream has been working for a long time now on the new version, which is quite ambitious and they have extremely few developers.

So option 1 doesn't seem likely (at least not for the current version).

Option 2 could become nasty very quickly, if they use old/deprecated stuff in their autotools stuff, and again, they probably wouldn't be interested in the fixes for this version.

So option 3 seems like the best way for this package.

I don't quite understand what the patch does, and I have no idea about aarch64, so if you're a provenpackager, feel free to just go ahead and apply the patch and rebuild. :)

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