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Re: [2.63] - problem parsing generated configure or config.status

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: [2.63] - problem parsing generated configure or config.status
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 18:21:53 -0600
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According to Unknown on 6/22/2009 3:34 PM:
> % uname -sr
> CYGWIN_NT-5.0 1.3.2(0.39/3/2)

Several years out of date.  Cygwin is currently at 1.5.25, with 1.7.1 due
out within the next month.  It may easily have been a cygwin-specific bug,
 and possibly even repaired in the meantime.

> % m4 --version
> GNU m4 1.4

Riddled with security holes, and with known bugs that make autoconf
misbehave.  This is my guess as to your problem, as we have documented
that you need m4 1.4.5 or newer for autoconf 2.63 to work properly.  By
the way, if you upgrade to newer cygwin, you will find that autoconf, m4,
and git are all pre-built and relatively modern versions (and I have built
all three of those packages on cygwin without any difficulty).

In short, I'm not going to spend any time trying to debug an out-of-date
system.  But as Ralf said, if you can find a trivial patch, and it is not
too much of a maintenance burden, we can consider that.

- --
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Eric Blake             address@hidden
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