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Re: Debian-specific Autoconf patches

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: Debian-specific Autoconf patches
Date: Fri, 26 May 2006 12:47:21 -0700
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Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:

>>> I am a leeetle surprised that it is a bug without the rest of my patch
>>> -- this suggests that "eval" is even bugger than I thought.
>> I don't understand this sentence.  If, by "bugger" you mean buggier,
> Yes, sorry.
>> then I wonder which "bug" you are referring to:
> I was speculating at the time -- perhaps someone set IFS=' ' or
> something like that.  But going back and reading
> <>
> it appears that it may have just been for nicer config.log output; in
> that case my fix wouldn't solve the problem.  So I'll do something
> like this instead: it should fix Debian's problem too, whatever it
> was.

According to the Debian bug report, it was not just about
config.log.  It fixed a problem for the submitter, although he
didn't specify the problem precisely.


    The command (indirectly) passed to AC_TRY_COMMAND by AC_TRY_COMPILE
    produces a multi-line command that eval doesn't like (syntax error
    before unexpected "||"). The attached patch fixes this by causing the
    command to span only one line in the generated configure script.
Ben Pfaff 
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