Looking to resolve Qemu on AppleSilicon build failure

Joshua Root jmr at macports.org
Thu Feb 18 04:23:11 UTC 2021

On 2021-2-18 08:33 , Blake Garner wrote:
> I have been unsuccessfully trying to figure out how to resolve this 
> issue with qemu builds on AppleSilicon hardware.
> https://trac.macports.org/ticket/62116 
> <https://trac.macports.org/ticket/62116>
> My suspicion is that the build is not using the correct architecture 
> when setting up the include directories for part of the build. This is 
> based on some of the build log output. As noted in the ticket I was able 
> to build qemu on the same system outside of MacPorts so again that 
> points me to some of the configurations in the port.
> Any suggestions on what to look for here? Seems like I should be able to 
> compare the output of the configure scripts to isolate differences 
> between the working and not working builds?

Are you building with the same configure args as the port? The --cpu= 
option is the first obvious thing I see that might be relevant. Maybe 
qemu needs to update its config.guess and config.sub, or maybe it just 
wants you to say "aarch64" instead of "arm64".

- Josh

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