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Michael Becker
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Message 6563 - Posted: 11 Jul 2004, 16:51:34 UTC

When I run the configure script for seti_boinc on my Athlon64 system I get the following error:

$ ./configure
checking build system type... Invalid configuration `x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu': machine `x86_64-unknown' not recognized
configure: error: /bin/sh ./config.sub x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu failed

I want to compile seti on my own so that I have a 64-bit executable rather than a 32-bit executable. I kind of hoped that this would be a good test of my processors speed. However, I am uncertain on weather seti will take advantage on my 64-bit registers even if I compile it for my architecture.

So, I guess my first question is how to get around this error since I clearly can't compile if I can't configure. Second is weather seti@home is going to take advantage of my processors 64-bit registers?

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Message 6939 - Posted: 12 Jul 2004, 12:39:39 UTC

I use to get this error compiling an old version of seti_boinc on FreeBSD 5.2 amd64. Have you tried one of the latest nightly snapshots of the code, e.g. fromhttp://boinc.berkeley.edu/source/nightly/?

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Message 7141 - Posted: 12 Jul 2004, 20:20:11 UTC - in response to Message 6939.

> I use to get this error compiling an old version of seti_boinc on FreeBSD 5.2
> amd64. Have you tried one of the latest nightly snapshots of the code, e.g.
> fromhttp://boinc.berkeley.edu/source/nightly/?

Yes, this was the latest snapshot I believe. My experience with configure scripts is that they are machine independent. I don't have a lot of knowledge about how they work though, so I can't say what the problem is. My guess is it needs to be changed. Hopefully someone who actually knows something about the configure script will look at this and shead some light on the problem...

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Message 11013 - Posted: 22 Jul 2004, 2:48:31 UTC

I have compiled it, but still having troubles.

try configure --build=x86_64-pc-linux-gnu

Does boinc have a client??? I keep getting

[SETI@home] Message from server: platform 'x86_64-pc-linux-gnu' not found

I know there is a 3.08 client by that name........ So why does it fail?

Dave.

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