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Re: _AC_FEATURE_CHECK_LENGTH bug (Was: Re: 4-gary-AC_PROG_GREP.patch)

From: Albert Chin
Subject: Re: _AC_FEATURE_CHECK_LENGTH bug (Was: Re: 4-gary-AC_PROG_GREP.patch)
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2004 07:08:18 -0500
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On Tue, Apr 20, 2004 at 12:13:31AM +0200, Alexandre Duret-Lutz wrote:
> >>> "Gary" == Gary V Vaughan <address@hidden> writes:
> [...]
>  Gary> from  Gary V. Vaugan  <address@hidden>
>  Gary> Albert Chin-A-Young <address@hidden>
>  Gary> * lib/autoconf/programs.m4 (AC_PROG_GREP): New macro to test for a
>  Gary> grep or ggrep program in PATH that accepts as long lines as
>  Gary> possible.
>  Gary> * lib/autoconf/programs.m4 (_AC_PROG_GREP): Factor out the core of
>  Gary> AC_PROG_GREP.
>  Gary> (AC_PROG_EGREP, AC_PROG_FGREP): Use it to find best available
>  Gary> egrep and fgrep respectively if $GREP -E/-F don't work.
>  Gary> (_AC_PATH_PROG_FEATURE_CHECK): Factor out the common core of
>  Gary> _AC_PROG_GREP, and AC_PROG_SED.
>  Gary> (_AC_FEATURE_CHECK_LENGTH): New helper macro for finding the
>  Gary> longest input length accepted by a command.
>  Gary> (AC_PROG_SED): Use it.
>  Gary> * doc/autoconf.texi (Particular Programs): Document the changes.
>  Gary> * NEWS: Updated.
> I have a problem apparently caused by this patch.
> Will configuring CVS Automake on Solaris8:
> checking build system type... sparc-sun-solaris2.8
> checking for a BSD-compatible install... /home/adl/usr/sun4/bin/install -c
> checking whether build environment is sane... yes
> checking for gawk... no
> checking for mawk... no
> checking for nawk... nawk
> checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
> checking for perl... /home/adl/usr/sun4/bin/perl
> checking for tex... no
> checking whether autoconf is installed... yes
> checking whether autoconf works... yes
> checking whether autoconf is recent enough... yes
> checking whether ln works... yes
> checking for grep that handles long lines... 
> checking for egrep... configure: error: no acceptable egrep could be found in 

I submitted a patch to fix this in March:

I sent two emails to this list to try to get someone to review it.
Nothing yet.

albert chin (address@hidden)

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