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Re: Solved! don't use cmp (Was: [GNU Autoconf 2.54] failures: 28)

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: Solved! don't use cmp (Was: [GNU Autoconf 2.54] failures: 28)
Date: 22 Oct 2002 13:41:08 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) XEmacs/21.4 (Honest Recruiter)

Well, it turns out that HP-UX's cmp is running perfectly well, we were
just using a user defined cmp which is too broken for configure.  I
leave configure as is (there are certainly less people trying to
implement diff than cmp), but remove the comment about the innocent

Index: ChangeLog
from  Akim Demaille  <address@hidden>

        * doc/autoconf.texi (Limitations of Usual Tools): Remove incorrect
        words about HP-UX cmp: it was actually a user-written cmp.

Index: doc/autoconf.texi
RCS file: /cvsroot/autoconf/autoconf/doc/autoconf.texi,v
retrieving revision 1.689
diff -u -u -r1.689 autoconf.texi
--- doc/autoconf.texi 17 Oct 2002 10:34:10 -0000 1.689
+++ doc/autoconf.texi 22 Oct 2002 11:39:54 -0000
@@ -9860,17 +9860,6 @@
 @command{diff} to avoid spurious differences due to differences of
 newline encoding.
-Under HP-UX 11, @command{cmp} is unable to process @file{/dev/null}, and
-even exits with success:
-$ @kbd{cmp /dev/null configure}
address@hidden end of file /dev/null at -1
-$ @kbd{echo $?}
address@hidden example
-For all these reasons, it seems safer to always use @command{diff}.
 @item @command{cp}
 @c ---------------

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