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Re: failed configure

From: Jan Nieuwenhuizen
Subject: Re: failed configure
Date: Sat, 19 Oct 2002 10:45:03 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090008 (Oort Gnus v0.08) Emacs/21.2 (i386-pc-linux-gnu)

Scott Brunza <address@hidden> writes:


> I'm running Solaris 7.  My Bourne shell (/bin/sh) is the original
> Bourne shell, the one that predates ksh and csh.  It is also not HP's
> POSIX shell that runs as /bin/sh.  I do have the ksh and bash shells.
> The configure finds my instance of bash.  The configure scripts both
> explictily envoke the Bourne shell with their #!/bin/sh lines.  The
> error is:
>     ./configure: syntax error at line 1423: `DATADIR=$' unexpected
> I ended up getting this in both configures; I got to the stepmaker
> after I made the top level configure use the Korn shell.  The top
> level configure runs the stepmaker configure with another explicit
> call to the Bourne shell, so even after modifying the stepmaker
> configure to #!/bin/ksh, it still fails.
> Bourne shell does not understand VARIABLE = $(command).  It uses
> backticks, `command`.
> Scott
> Jan Nieuwenhuizen wrote:
>>Scott Brunza <address@hidden> writes:
>>>I was trying to run configure and it kept failing.  It fails because
>>>your Bourne shell (/bin/sh) script has Korn shell (/bin/ksh) syntax in
>>>it; both top level and stepmaker configures.  Fix it.  I'm interesed
>>>in trying the software.
>>What error do you get, what version of LilyPond did you try, what
>>system or bourne shell are you running and do you maybe have a
>>suggestion for a fix?  Please send a full bug report.
>>I've just checked quickly, but latest CVS's configure seems to run
>>fine with ash (bourne shell), bash (enhanced bourne shell), and zsh.
>>Maybe you can try one of those while we're looking at the bug.
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