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Re: Autoconf 2.50 is released

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: Autoconf 2.50 is released
Date: 23 Jun 2001 16:07:20 +0200
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| If I have a file named "a.*" in my configuration directory, I
| can't configure:
|       checking for a BSD compatible install... (cached) /usr/bin/install -c
|       checking for cc... (cached) cc
|       checking for gcc... (cached) cc
|       checking for gcc... (cached) cc
|       checking for C compiler default output... a.file
|       checking whether the C compiler works... configure: error: cannot run C 
compiled programs.
|       If you meant to cross compile, use `--host'.
| The interesting line seems to be:
|       [for ac_file in `ls a.exe conftest.exe a.* conftest conftest.* 
2>/dev/null`; do
| in aclang.m4.
| I have no idea how necessary this test is, but it's a pretty
| strong statement about who owns the filesystem name space!

I think it's fixed in the CVS version, it might not be enough.  


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