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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for config.guess (redhat section 1)

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 compiler, 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 preferred

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), con-
       fig.guess(1), config.sub(1), ifnames(1), libtool(1).

config.guess (2002-11-30)		  December 2002 			  CONFIG.GUESS(1)


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