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Re: autoconf 2.5 (Re: PATCH: terminfo horor)

Oliver Kiddle wrote:
> This line of the patch looks suspicious:
> +link='if test "x$ac_cv_func_tigetstr" = xyes -a "x$ac_cv_header_curses_h"; t
> hen
> Testing just "x$ac_cv_header_curses_h" will always be true. Did you
> intend an ` = xyes' or ` = xno' in there?

Aha, this may be why Mads was seeing problems.  Although it should still
compile the module without the curses stuff as a fallback, so I'm
not convinced...

Mads Martin Joergensen <mmj@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> Ok, I've tweaked the buildenvironment to not having ncurses-devel, and
> without it:
> gcc  -s -rdynamic -o zsh main.o  `cat stamp-modobjs`   -ldl -lnsl -lm -lc
> utils.o(.text+0x2aa9): In function `gettempname':
> : the use of `mktemp' is dangerous, better use `mkstemp'
> init.o(.text+0x1277): In function `init_term':
> : undefined reference to `tgetent'

Is termcap still available?  I can't see it in the link line, which is
suspicious.  What did configure say when it was looking for tgetent
and tigetflag (from config.log)?

> The configure script is creating config.modules twice. Second time
> round when evaluating $link using the code in terminfo.mdd,
> $ac_cv_func_tigetstr was unset. It seems the configure script runs
> config.status. By running configure with --no-create, it was happy to
> build terminfo.so. Switching from autoconf 2.57 to 2.13 also solved the
> issue.

I thought it stored the configure variables somewhere?  I haven't seen this
problem for some reason.  I've got 2.50 here and something later at home.

> We really ought to ditch support for autoconf 2.13 in the 4.1 branch.
> Not having a mixture will just make things simpler.

Yes, I was thinking that.


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