CONFIG.GUESS(1) User Commands CONFIG.GUESS(1)

NAME config.guess - guess the build system triplet

SYNOPSIS config.guess [OPTION]

DESCRIPTION The GNU build system distinguishes three types of machines, the build machine on which the compilers are run, the host machine on which the package being built will run, and, exclusively when you build a com- piler, assembler etc., the target machine, for which the compiler being built will produce code.

This script will guess the type of the build machine.

Output the configuration name of the system config.guess is run on.

Operation modes: -h, --help print this help, then exit

-t, --time-stamp print date of last modification, then exit

-v, --version print version number, then exit

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES config.guess might need to compile and run C code, hence it needs a compiler for the build machine: use the environment variable CC_FOR_BUILD to specify the compiler for the build machine. If CC_FOR_BUILD is not specified, CC will be used. Be sure to specify CC_FOR_BUILD is CC is a cross-compiler to the host machine.

CC_FOR_BUILD a native C compiler, defaults to cc CC a native C compiler, the previous variable is pre- ferred

REPORTING BUGS Report bugs and patches to <config-patches@gnu.org>.

Originally written by Per Bothner. Copyright (C) 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO autoconf(1), automake(1), autoreconf(1), autoupdate(1), autoheader(1), autoscan(1), config.guess(1), config.sub(1), ifnames(1), libtool(1).

config.guess (2003-10-03) October 2003 CONFIG.GUESS(1)