Opened 16 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#1280 closed defect (wontfix)

GMP with an Athlon64 cpu

Reported by: bdubbs@… Owned by: blfs-book@…
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: BOOK Version: SVN
Severity: normal Keywords:
Cc:

Description (last modified by tushar@…)

Reported by Farid Bouzaghti

On 32-bit systems with an Athlon64 cpu, GMP detects it as x86_64-pc-linux-gnu. If CFLAGS/CXXFLAGS are set, GMP will try to build 64 bit libraries. The book should recommend to unset these variables before building GMP on AMD64, or to pass ABI=32 to configure (not sure whether this works well, I'll try it later...). Futhermore, GMP authors recommend to run the test suite (make check) before installing.

Change History (5)

comment:1 by Randy McMurchy, 16 years ago

Not sure what to do about adding instructions specific to a particular hardware. This would be an absolutely never-ending bug; with all packages.

As far as running the testsuites, I do not understand why BLFS elected to print instructions that don't run them.

*All* packages that include testsuites should have instructions to run it/them.

comment:2 by tushar@…, 16 years ago

I have added the note about the testsuite.

comment:3 by tushar@…, 15 years ago

Description: modified (diff)

Recommend closing this bug as won't fix. The information for AMD64 can be included on the UserNotes page.

comment:4 by bdubbs@…, 15 years ago

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

One of the reasons we added a wiki to BLFS is for users to add just this kind of note there. There is too much to try to have BLFS support all architectures.

comment:5 by bdubbs@…, 8 years ago

Milestone: old

Milestone old deleted

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