>I know it's a question from a newbies, but
>When I try to compile a program, I have the
>following message after ./configure:
>"checking host system type .......... error:
>cannot guess host type, you must specify one"
>What does it mean and what should I do (the readme
>files don't specify this point) ?
>Thanks for help,
Your configure script is either broken or too old (happens especially when
having a four component machine configuration). Basically, the message means:
"Tell me what kind of system I'm running on"
You have to do:
where HOSTTYPE is a specification consisting of two or three components:
CPU-SYSTEM or CPU-COMPANY-SYSTEM (see the gcc installation
Documentation for details). In my experience, --host="i386-linux" or
--host="i386-unknown-linux" nearly always works on Linux.
Hope this helps.
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