Description of problem:
bc does not build with the version of m4 present in RHEL-5b2 (m4-1.4.5-3).
It fails in the beginning at the autoconf statement with this error:
configure.in:4: /usr/bin/m4: Warning: sub-expression 1 not present
autom4te: /usr/bin/m4 failed with exit status: 1
error: Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.49509 (%build)
It will build with the m4 version in fc6 (rebuilt on RHEL-5b2) (m4-1.4.5-4).
This bug is also reported on the CentOS bugtracker here:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
I tried to built bc with:
and package bc built correctly.
Could maintainer of m4 check this bug to, please?
Latest RHEL-5 m4 package is 1.4.5-3.el5.1 with backported regexp substitution
fixes from m4-1.4.6. You definitely need m4 with these fixes (see bug #221557
for more details), previous RHEL-5 m4 package 1.4.5-3 will not work.