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Bug 234778 - config.(guess|sub) files are outdated
Summary: config.(guess|sub) files are outdated
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: redhat-rpm-config
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jon Masters
QA Contact:
: 173351 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: 211069
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-04-01 22:18 UTC by David Zeuthen
Modified: 2013-03-06 03:49 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-04-03 06:51:24 UTC
Type: ---

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Description David Zeuthen 2007-04-01 22:18:45 UTC
Debian tells me that the config.(guess|sub) files shipped with Fedora's libtool
are outdated and that tarballs created by me (on Fedora) makes lintian (a Debian
package checker) complain about them. Any chance these files can be updated? Thanks!

For the record, I'm using libtool-1.5.22-10.fc7

2007/4/1, David Zeuthen <david@fubar.dk>:
> On Sun, 2007-04-01 at 20:30 +0200, Michael Biebl wrote:
> > rc3 still has the same problem. lintian (a Debian package checker) complains:
> > # lintian /home/michael/debian/build-area/hal_0.5.9~rc3-1_i386.changes
> > E: hal source: outdated-autotools-helper-file config.sub 2003-06-18
> > E: hal source: outdated-autotools-helper-file config.guess 2003-06-17
> >
> > config.guess/config.sub is usually shipped by libtool, so you should
> > check this package first.
> Mmm.. I'm using
>  $ rpm -q libtool
>  libtool-1.5.22-10.fc7
> which I *think* is pretty recent not only because of the fact that I
> think that the upstream libtool guy works for Red Hat. What version are
> you using?

I just checked the fc7 package (by downloading [1]) and the
config.(guess|sub) files are indeed outdated. You should file a bug
report against the Fedora libtool package so that they ship more
recent versions of these files.



Comment 1 Karsten Hopp 2007-04-05 13:34:55 UTC
redhat-rpm-config is to blame here. redhat-rpm-config still ships those ancient
config.{guess,sub} files and copies them into the root of any package that uses
%configure in the spec file.

JCM, how about an update of those files ? Those from the latest automake should
do, you just have to check for any RH specific patches in the old files.

I'll patch libtool.spec in the meantime to avoid %configure 

Comment 2 Karsten Hopp 2007-04-05 14:39:01 UTC
fixed in libtool-1.5.22-11.fc7

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2007-06-19 18:32:49 UTC
*** Bug 173351 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 Jon Masters 2007-08-20 06:09:18 UTC
Ok. I will update the files. Apologies for the delay.


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