Bug#488817: clisp - FTBFS: configure: error: C preprocessor "gcc -E" fails sanity check

Bastian Blank waldi at debian.org
Sat Aug 9 08:43:19 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jul 08, 2008 at 01:14:03AM +0200, Luca Capello wrote:
> I investigated a bit more and actually the problem relies on CLISP's
> configure: upstream added the support for autoconf --build in version
> 2.45 [1].  So the ideal fix was to backport the upstream one, not only
> for configure but various files [2].

This is weird. src/configure is generated from autoconf and for sure
support --build and --host.
| $ ./configure --build=powerpc-linux-gnu --host=s390-linux-gnu
| [...]
| checking build system type... powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu
| checking host system type... s390-ibm-linux-gnu


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