[Botan-devel] configure.pl fails to find correct arch

J Decker d3ck0r at gmail.com
Wed May 13 11:58:20 EDT 2009

uname -m doesn't have _64 in it...

on my 64 box - uname -m [x86_64]
on this 32 virtual box - uname -m [i686]

On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 11:34 PM, Jack Lloyd <lloyd at randombit.net> wrote:
> On Sun, May 10, 2009 at 07:05:44PM -0700, J Decker wrote:
>> Uhmm... I'm not entirely sure why, but the ./configure.pl for botan
>> 1.8.1 results in thinking the current box is amd64, but according to
>> /proc/cpuinfo it's a Intel Core2 Duo thing...  the box is 32 bit, not
>> 64, and the resulting make with -m64 compile option fails to compile.
>> I can manually specify -cpu= ... but shouldn't it just know?
> configure.pl makes this same mistake/unchecked assumption on other 64
> bit cpus running 32 bit operating systems (all Core2s have x64 mode
> built in, so configure.pl assumes you want a 64 bit build). The only
> real way to test for this case is to compile a test program under a
> set of possible compilation flags and see which one(s) output working
> executables.
> -Jack
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