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Re: 4.3.1 released

Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> On 2006-02-28 14:19:56 +0000, Peter Stephenson wrote:
> > Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> > > I get a strange configure error:
> > > 
> > > [...]
> > > checking if the system adequately supports multibyte chars... no
> > > ./configure: line 15889: test: =: unary operator expected
> > > checking if your system uses ELF binaries... no
> > > [...]
> > 
> > Annoying, but should be harmless:  the behaviour if test failed is the
> > same as the default one, apart from the error message.
> Is it still harmless for the tests using "!="?
>   perl -pe 's/(test|-o|-a) +(\$\S+ +!?= +)/\1 x\2x/g' configure.ac
> may give a global fix for the configure.ac file.

Although it would certainly be sensible to be safe, the existing tests
have tended to evolve so that any time an unquoted variable appears the
variable has been set (this one is a recent addition which I failed to
spot).  It would be a good idea to fix all these (particularly so that
it encourages people to write safe tests in future, avoiding the current
problem) but I don't think it's necessary for an immediately release.

Peter Stephenson <pws@xxxxxxx>                  Software Engineer
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