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Re: 4.2.3

Peter Stephenson wrote:
> djh wrote:
> > I just downloaded zsh-4.2.3 and tried to build it on a new version of 
> > cygwin, but the
> > configure script dies somewhere after printing  a message like,  "Now 
> > checking FIFO"..
> > 
> > Does anyone know of a fix for this yet?
> Meanwhile, if FIFOs are the problem it should be
> possible to doctor the script to tell them they don't work under
                                        ^^^^ it, as we say in English
> Cygwin.

Yes, this works... I upgraded a sacrificial laptop.  FIFOs never worked
anyway and every test that should pass does.  If stout-heartedness
prevails, we may produce a 4.2.4 with this fix and the fix for the
-nt/-ot test problem.

If you apply this to 4.2.3, you'll need autoconf 2.5x.  Otherwise you
can cheat by doctoring configure by hand...

After the lines at around 14722:

echo "$as_me:$LINENO: checking if named FIFOs work" >&5
echo $ECHO_N "checking if named FIFOs work... $ECHO_C" >&6
if test "${zsh_cv_sys_fifo+set}" = set; then
  echo $ECHO_N "(cached) $ECHO_C" >&6


  if test "$host_os" = cygwin; then

and insert an extra


(there should already be two) before the lines at the end of the same block:

echo "$as_me:$LINENO: result: $zsh_cv_sys_fifo" >&5
echo "${ECHO_T}$zsh_cv_sys_fifo" >&6

Index: configure.ac
RCS file: /cvsroot/zsh/zsh/configure.ac,v
retrieving revision 1.23
diff -u -r1.23 configure.ac
--- configure.ac	19 Jan 2005 13:03:36 -0000	1.23
+++ configure.ac	27 Jan 2005 11:48:56 -0000
@@ -1635,7 +1635,10 @@
 dnl -----------
 AC_CACHE_CHECK(if named FIFOs work,
+[if test "$host_os" = cygwin; then
 #include <fcntl.h>
 #include <signal.h>
@@ -1665,7 +1668,8 @@
-  zsh_cv_sys_fifo=yes)])
+  zsh_cv_sys_fifo=yes)
 [Define to 1 if system has working FIFOs.])
 if test $zsh_cv_sys_fifo = yes; then

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