[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

./configure compares non-numbers with -gt

From: Paul Jarc
Subject: ./configure compares non-numbers with -gt
Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2002 16:22:57 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.090006 (Oort Gnus v0.06) Emacs/20.7 (i386-redhat-linux-gnu)

I get this output from ./configure for 2.05a:
checking version of installed readline library... ./configure: test: 2a: 
integer expression expected

(I had to run the configure script with bash to get even this; pdksh
was giving me "Memory fault" and dying from SIGSEGV, although I
haven't been able to reproduce it outside bash's configure script.)

The relevant part of the configure script (line 3238, apparently
generated by line 389 of configure.in):
elif test $RL_MAJOR -gt 4 || { test $RL_MAJOR = 4 && test $RL_MINOR -gt 2 ; } ; 

In my case, $RL_MINOR is 2a.  Maybe this test should be changed to
something like this:
case $RL_MINOR in
    case $RL_MINOR in
      [2-9]*)   true;;
      1[!0-9]*) false;;
      *)        true;;
  *) test $RL_MINOR -gt 2;;

Or maybe bash and readline should use purely numeric versions, since
they'd be easier to compare.


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]