Debian Bug report logs - #689617
diffutils: autoconf update for arm64 building

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Package: diffutils; Maintainer for diffutils is Santiago Vila <>; Source for diffutils is src:diffutils.

Reported by: Wookey <>

Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2012 15:03:05 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Tags: patch, upstream

Found in version 1:3.2

Fixed in version diffutils/1:3.2-7

Done: Santiago Vila <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Bug#689617; Package diffutils. (Thu, 04 Oct 2012 15:03:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Wookey <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: diffutils: autoconf update for arm64 building
Date: Thu, 04 Oct 2012 15:58:36 +0100
[Message part 1 (text/plain, inline)]
Package: diffutils
Version: 1:3.2
Severity: wishlist
Tags: upstream patch

This package needs autoconf updates (to config.guess and config.sub)
to build for 64-bit arm. The arm64 port is stalled until this package
is updated.
Support for aarch64 has been added to autotools config.guess and
config.sub in autotools 20120210.1

For upstream running autoreconf against autotools-dev 20120210.1 or
later will fix the autoconf part.

For the Debian package, if you wanted to keep this up to date
automatically in the future (generally a good idea) then adding
something like this to your distclean target would be effective: -test
-r /usr/share/misc/config.sub && cp -f /usr/share/misc/config.sub
config.sub -test -r /usr/share/misc/config.guess && cp -f
/usr/share/misc/config.guess config.guess (You could instead just make
those files links.) along with a build-dependency on autotools-dev
Please pass this bug report to upstream (I hope I have CC:ed the right
people in this report)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0.6
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (990, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages diffutils depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.11.3-4   Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib

diffutils recommends no packages.

Versions of packages diffutils suggests:
pn  diffutils-doc                 <none>     (no description available)
ii  wdiff                         0.6.3-1    Compares two files word by word

-- no debconf information
[diffutils-3.2-autoconfupdate.patch (text/x-diff, attachment)]

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From: Santiago Vila <>
Subject: Bug#689617: fixed in diffutils 1:3.2-7
Date: Thu, 04 Oct 2012 16:32:29 +0000
Source: diffutils
Source-Version: 1:3.2-7

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
diffutils, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive.

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Santiago Vila <> (supplier of updated diffutils package)

(This message was generated automatically at their request; if you
believe that there is a problem with it please contact the archive
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Format: 1.8
Date: Thu, 04 Oct 2012 18:12:38 +0200
Source: diffutils
Binary: diffutils diffutils-doc
Architecture: source amd64 all
Version: 1:3.2-7
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Santiago Vila <>
Changed-By: Santiago Vila <>
 diffutils  - File comparison utilities
 diffutils-doc - Documentation for GNU diffutils in HTML format
Closes: 688965 689617
 diffutils (1:3.2-7) unstable; urgency=low
   * Updated config.guess and config.sub for arm64. Closes: #688965, #689617.
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