[plt-scheme] Building SGL & SSL on x86_64

From: Anton van Straaten (anton at appsolutions.com)
Date: Fri Apr 15 17:01:51 EDT 2005

Matthew Flatt wrote:
> At Thu, 14 Apr 2005 19:46:53 -0400, Anton van Straaten wrote:
>>Could it be as simple as needing mzdyn to be compiled with -fPIC?
> Yes, probably so. I see why that's needed in principle, and I'll track
> down the right thing to add to the configure script.
> You didn't use --enable-shared when configuring, right? If you have
> cycles to spare, maybe you can check whether an --enable-shared build
> works.

Configuring with --enable-shared gave the following near the end of the 
output from configure:

checking host system type... Invalid configuration 
`x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu': machine `x86_64-unknown' not recognized

This message doesn't appear when configuring without --enable-shared.

I tried building again anyway, after doing a 'make clean', but I still 
had the same problem with SGL & SSL.  Not sure if that was because it 
actually built using the old configuration.

With or without --enable-shared, the following appears earlier in the 
output from configure:

checking build system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
checking host system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
checking target system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu

Some googling indicates that "x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu" is the correct 
string for this architecture.

Again, this isn't important to me right now, but I'm happy to try to 
track stuff down if it's helpful.


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