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From: Dirk Eddelbuettel
Subject: Re: HOST TYPE
Date: Tue, 26 May 1998 19:34:37 -0400 (EDT)

  AW> I run LINUX latest kernel and DLD 5.3.
  AW> While calling ./configure I get
  AW> ./configure
  AW> loading cache ./config.cache
  AW> checking host system type... configure:
  AW> error: can not guess host type; you must specify one
  AW> Can anyone help me ??

This suggests three answers:

First, You can specify a host system by giving it as an argument to
configure. Ie, on my Pentium,

        ./configure --build=i586-pc-linux-gnu

passes exactly the same value to configure that it would have guessed
anyway. See './configure --help' for more options.

Second, you can also use a precompiled version as (statically-linked)
binaries for Linux are provided by John Eaton at the Octave website.

Third, I suspect that your installation of DLD Linux is incomplete. I have
compiled GNU software under SunOS, AIX, Linux, ... and have always seen
configure coming up with a reasonable guess.  In case you have everything you
should need installed: complain loud and clear to Deutsche Linux Distribution
(DLD) for shipping you a hosed system.  Octave builds just fine on a variety
of other Linux systems.

Beste Grüße,   Dirk

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