Henry christenson exvor0 at
Wed Mar 29 15:22:31 PST 2006

On 3/29/06, Ken Moffat <ken at> wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Mar 2006, Henry christenson wrote:
> >
> > after applying the patch to glib-1.2.10
> > ./configure --prefix=/usr
> > <normal stuff>
> > checking host system type... Invalid configureation
> > 'x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu': Machine 'x86_64-unknown' not recongnized
> >
>  Oh, you poor fellow, you must be really desperate to try to build
> glib-1.2.10 ;)  First, please consult my original postings on x86_64 and
> blfs at
>  In this case, the important thing is to "copy config" (config.guess and
> config.sub, e.g. from /usr/share/automake-whichever-version, because
> that is sufficiently up to date).  Glib-1.2 is one of the packages which
> has not been updated for years, and it doesn't recognise x86_64.  If you
> are on x86_64-64 (pure64), please disregard my comments about /lib64 in
> that post.
>  My most recent pure64 desktop is documented at
> and
> I plan to update that directory for future builds on x86_64-64, x86,
> x86_64 multilib (if I can be bothered to go through the pain), ppc32,
> and perhaps ppc64 multilib (again, if I can face the greater pain).
> If you hit problems with something that isn't mentioned, dont forget to
> check the patches project - patches for architectures other than x86 are
> unlikely to be mentioned in the blfs book, but we have some in the repo.
> If you still have problems and your local gentoo/debian/fedora/ubuntu
> mirrors don't have anything useful, you can always try asking on clfs if
> it looks to be a non-i686 problem.
> Ken
> --
> das eine Mal als Trago:die, das andere Mal als Farce

Actually what dan recommended worked just fine for getting it
compiled.  Thanks everyone for your help i also bookmarked your page
if i come accross other issues. Now that i got this fixed ill probably
have little more issues.

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