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Re: strange rebuild configure error on FC5 (tktable)



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Michael Thomas wrote:

> Jean-Luc Fontaine wrote:
>
>> When trying to rebuild tktable for FE5, I got the following error
>> (from
>>
http://buildsys.fedoraproject.org/logs/fedora-development-extras/5422-tktable-2.9-8.fc5/i386/build.log):
>>
>>
>> ./configure: line 9966: syntax error near unexpected token `('
>> ./configure: line 9966: ` case `(ac_space=' '; set | grep
>> ac_space) 2>&1` in'
>>
>> According to the above, it would seems the following script would
>> fail on FC5:
>>
>> case `(ac_space=' '; set | grep ac_space) 2>&1` in *ac_space=\ *)
>> echo 0 ;; *) echo 1 ;; esac;
>>
>> I doubt it (works on FC4, must be something else in configure),
>> but I do not have an FC5 box to check it...
>
>
> This is a problem with the tcl.m4 file that came with earlier
> versions of Tcl. There is a quoting bug in the file that was not
> exposed until bash 3.1 was packaged with FC5. Many tcl extensions
> were bitten by this bug.
>
> Grab the latest tcl.m4 from sourceforge and re-run autoconf to fix
> the problem. Or take a look at the patch that I made for tclxml in
> FE (which fixes some missing lib problems as well).
>
> FWIW, the offending line in tcl.m4 is:
>
> system=MP-RAS=`awk '{print }' /etc/.relid'`
>
> (note the unmatched single quote near the end)

Thanks so much, it worked. I owe you one...

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Jean-Luc Fontaine  http://jfontain.free.fr/
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