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RE: BUG-Report

From: Tim Van Holder
Subject: RE: BUG-Report
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2001 18:31:07 +0100

> I tried to make latest autoconf from CVS (from 02/14/01) and got the
> message from configure:
> [snip]
> configure does not properly diagnose broken compilers (because it
> finds the failure before the code that checks whether the compiler
> works).  It is not to serious a bug, but most notably the test suite
This is what causes test 33 to fail. It checks for OBJEXT before
testing whether the compiler works, and the OBJEXT test fails.
This is a known problem that will have to be resolved before release.

Oddly enough, having the OBJEXT failure exit with code 77 does not seem
to placate the test, although it checks for return code 77 to determine

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