[darcs-users] 0.9.15pre build error

David Roundy droundy at jdj5.mit.edu
Fri Nov 21 12:20:37 UTC 2003

On Thu, Nov 20, 2003 at 08:36:58PM +0100, Gour wrote:
> I fetched last darcs from repo and it ./configure script dies. I even
> tried with newer autoconf, but as far as I can see, something is broken
> in aclocal.m4.
> Here is the output:
> bash-2.05b$ ./configure


> checking for ghc... ghc
> checking for module System.Posix.Signals(installHandler, Handler(..), Signal,
>                          sigINT, sigHUP, sigABRT, sigALRM, sigTERM, sigPIPE,)... yes
> checking checking getCurrentDirectory... ./configure: line 1150: syntax error near unexpected token `{'
> 			 ./configure: line 1150: `  AS_IF({ ac_try='./conftest'; { (eval echo configure:1151: \"$ac_try\") 1>&5; (eval $ac_try) 2>&5; }; },echo "$ac_t""uses /" 1>&6'
> bash-2.05b$

I have an attempt at fixing this problem.  I just set AC_PREREQ(2.50),
which should deal with systems that by default run an older autoconf even
if a newer is available.  Debian woody does this, and I'm hopeful that your
system is doing the same thing.  If you still run into trouble, let me
David Roundy

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