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Bug 925355 - fping: Does not support aarch64 in f19 and rawhide
Summary: fping: Does not support aarch64 in f19 and rawhide
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: fping
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Charles R. Anderson
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: ARM64, F-ExcludeArch-aarch64
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-03-23 00:26 UTC by Dennis Gilmore
Modified: 2013-06-03 03:44 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: fping-3.5-1.fc19
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2013-06-03 03:44:26 UTC
Type: ---

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Description Dennis Gilmore 2013-03-23 00:26:56 UTC
Support for the ARM 64 bit CPU architecture (aarch64) was introduced in 
autoconf 2.69.  fping 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 Charles R. Anderson 2013-03-23 16:56:08 UTC
Filed upstream:

Comment 2 Charles R. Anderson 2013-03-29 06:17:03 UTC
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2013 15:36:38 -0700
From: Brendan Conoboy <blc>
Subject: Re: config.guess/config.sub for aarch64 (was Re: Mass Rebuild for Fedora 19)
Reply-To: Development discussions related to Fedora <>

On 03/25/2013 02:16 PM, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> On 03/25/2013 10:04 PM, Peter Robinson wrote: 
> >> 2.69 added it, 
> > No - autoconf does not distribute config.guess/config.sub to packages.
> > It's automake.

Autoconf 2.69 is the first version of autoconf that included aarch64
in its config.guess and config.sub, but you are right: It is automake
that provides these files.  Specifically, automake 1.11.4 is the first
version of automake to provide a config.guess and config.sub pair that
includes aarch64 recognition.  This is a mistake on my part- I was
under the impression autoconf provided them.  The bug report's
suggestion of running autoreconf will still have the desired effect,
but the 'autoconf' suggestion was off.  Sorry about that.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2013-05-28 13:17:27 UTC
fping-3.5-1.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2013-05-28 16:13:01 UTC
Package fping-3.5-1.fc19:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 19 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing fping-3.5-1.fc19'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2013-06-03 03:44:26 UTC
fping-3.5-1.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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