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Bug 207852 - syntax error in the configure file after using autoconf
syntax error in the configure file after using autoconf
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: autoconf (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Karsten Hopp
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2006-09-24 15:28 EDT by Adrien Peulvast
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-01-25 09:03:54 EST
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Description Adrien Peulvast 2006-09-24 15:28:00 EDT
Description of problem:
when using autoconf, the use a the configure file raises an error on the line :
"case `(ac_space=' '; set | grep ac_space) 2>&1`" 
In fact, the generated configure file has a syntax error :
system=MP-RAS-`awk '{print }' /etc/.relid'`

replaced with 
system=MP-RAS-`awk '{print }' /etc/.relid`

then OK

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How reproducible:
using configure script after autoconf

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syntax error 

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Comment 1 Ralf Wildenhues 2006-10-20 09:15:24 EDT
Please show the configure.ac file with which you observe this.
It seems it's that which has a bug/typo.  Or did you want to report that?
If yes: then there is no bug in Autoconf, but in the package the configure.ac
file originates in (or maybe you only wanted to report a suboptimal error
message?  If yes then I agree, but also then this can be closed as wontfix,
as getting the shell to do decent error reporting is neigh impossible).

Hope that helps,
Comment 2 Karsten Hopp 2007-01-25 09:03:54 EST
I'm closing this now as it is either a bug in the package he wants to compile or
something we can't fix anyway.

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