Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 211069
%configure kills config.sub
Last modified: 2008-05-23 16:41:54 EDT
Description of problem:
%configure recursively removes config.sub.
This is a mistake. Config.sub is only being used for cross-compilation and is
supposed to be customisable by packages.
redhat-rpm-config kills such customisations upstream might have applied, which
can render such packages unbuildable.
=> %configure MUST NOT remove config.sub.
rpmbuild -ba test.spec
++ find . -name config.guess -o -name config.sub
+ for i in '$(find . -name config.guess -o -name config.sub)'
++ basename ./config.sub
+ '[' -f /usr/lib/rpm/redhat/config.sub ']'
+ /bin/rm -f ./config.sub
++ basename ./config.sub
+ /bin/cp -fv /usr/lib/rpm/redhat/config.sub ./config.sub
`/usr/lib/rpm/redhat/config.sub' -> `./config.sub'
+ ./configure --build=i686-redhat-linux-gnu --host=i686-redhat-linux-gnu
--target=i386-redhat-linux-gnu --program-prefix= --prefix=/usr
--exec-prefix=/usr --bindir=/usr/bin --sbindir=/usr/sbin --sysconfdir=/etc
--datadir=/usr/share --includedir =/usr/include --libdir=/usr/lib
--libexecdir=/usr/libexec --localstatedir=/var --sharedstatedir=/usr/com
--mandir=/usr/sha re/man --infodir=/usr/share/info --host=nios2-rtems4.8
checking host system type... Invalid configuration `nios2-rtems4.8': machine
`nios2' not recognized
configure: error: /bin/sh ./config.sub nios2-rtems4.8 failed
error: Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.13746 (%build)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. rebuild the rpm from the attachment
%configure not to touch config.sub
=> packages to be cross compiled have to resort to NOT using %configure
Created attachment 138654 [details]
rebuild this rpm to reproduce this bug
Thanks. I will add this to the TODO.
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bug has been ignored ever since and is still present in fc8
Actually, it hasn't been ignored per se. I just prioritized other fixes over
this one because this bug only only affects those using their own config.sub. Do
you have a preferred way to fix this? i.e. we should ship a config.sub, or do
you think we should not be shipping one in redhat-rpm-config?
Thanks for refiling against fc8 too :)
(In reply to comment #5)
> Actually, it hasn't been ignored per se. I just prioritized other fixes over
> this one because this bug only only affects those using their own config.sub. Do
> you have a preferred way to fix this? i.e. we should ship a config.sub, or do
> you think we should not be shipping one in redhat-rpm-config?
Neither. The problem is this crazy rpm-macro which automatically replaces
config.sub. rpmbuild simply should not touch config.subs at all.
This one is a problem for me as well. I was trying to create RPMs for ggx cross
tools, but ggx isn't in any upstream config.sub yet so this is impossible
(without touching redhat-rpm-config's installed files).
Please fix this. I don't believe there's any reason to stomp on a package's
I can't see a good reason to stomp on either config.stub or config.guess, so
I've removed both. We'll see who complains :)
Sorry, I heavily dislike this change. This breaks for example libnids from my
Well, we can't have it both ways. Is there any problem with keeping a copy of
config.sub in your package?