Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 104821
Reported Free BSD Makefile issue at rpm-4.2.1
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:57:42 EDT
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 17:58:32 +0200
From: Armijn Hemel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
tried to build various instances of RPM 4.2 on FreeBSD, but it failed
with the following error:
config.status: creating db_config.h
"/tmp/rpm-4.2/db3/Makefile", line 408: Need an operator
make: fatal errors encountered -- cannot continue
configure: error: /usr/local/bin/bash './configure' failed for db3
That particular line in the Makefile reads:
@echo $(OBJS) $(C_OBJS)
As you can see a tab character is missing. On Linux this doesn't happen.
I think the sed expression in the configure script in the db3 directory
returns a different result on FreeBSD than it does on Linux.
he attached patch makes the configure work on FreeBSD. I tested it on
Linux (Red Hat 9) as well, but it never hurts if someone could verify
it. The Red Hat bugzilla system was a bit unclear of where I should file
this bug so I'm using the mailinglist instead...
I need some of the RPM functionality (Python bindings) on my FreeBSD
system, so it would be great if this patch could be applied...
diff -ruN rpm-4.2.1.old/db3/configure rpm-4.2.1/db3/configure
--- rpm-4.2.1.old/db3/configure 2002-12-20 15:36:49.000000000 +0100
+++ rpm-4.2.1/db3/configure 2003-09-22 15:40:30.000000000 +0200
@@ -15,7 +15,7 @@
cat Makefile.orig | sed -e '/^install[:-]/c\
- @echo $(OBJS) $(C_OBJS) \
+\ @echo $(OBJS) $(C_OBJS) \
distdir install check:\
escription of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Added in CVS, should be in rpm-4.2.2-0.8 and later.