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Re: on SunOS "grep -e" fails

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: on SunOS "grep -e" fails
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 16:27:33 +0100
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Hi Elmar,

* Elmar Rudigier wrote on Thu, Jan 13, 2005 at 03:31:22PM CET:
> Using libtool on SunOS causes a lot of masseages like:
> Usage: grep -hblcnsviw pattern file . . .
> grep: illegal option -- e
> grep: illegal option -- L
> grep: illegal option -- /
> grep: illegal option -- o
> grep: illegal option -- p

I'm quite surprised to see this.

> It seems, that libtools is expecting GNU grep.


> On SunOS grep, which is installed in /usr/bin, doesn't accept the option 
> '-e'. But there is another grep installed on the system (in /usr/xpg4/bin), 
> which accept this option.
> Maybe it's possible to check if which grep accepts this option?

That should already be done (i.e., the xpg4 version should be chosen

> address@hidden sauxy2 557$ uname -a
> SunOS sauxy2 5.9 Generic_112233-11 sun4u sparc SUNW,Sun-Fire-280R
> address@hidden sauxy2 558$ libtool --version
> (GNU libtool) 1.5.2 (1.1220.2.60 2004/01/25 12:25:08)

Please update to at least 1.5.10 and report whether the problem is
fixed.  If not so: how can I easily reproduce this problem?
Which Autoconf version do you use?  If <2.54, try to see if the problem
goes away after upgrading to a newer Autoconf (if that is possible).

In any case, if the problem persists after Libtool upgrade, I'd like to
see a shell trace of a libtool run where this happens (`libtool --debug'
or `$CONFIG_SHELL -x libtool').


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