bash 3.2 breaks KDE 3.x configure scripts
bero at arklinux.org
Tue Oct 17 13:14:25 BST 2006
Trying to run ./configure (fairly standard autoconf generated script) for KDE
3.x kdebase results in:
checking for MAXPATHLEN... ./configure: line 61366: syntax error near
unexpected token `do'
./configure: line 61366: ` dirs=`for i in $files; do if test -d $i; then echo
$i; fi; done`'
As usual with autoconf generated scripts, the actual problem is nowhere near
that line and hard to trace :/
(The actual trouble seems to start about 20000 lines earlier, after checking
for MAXPATHLEN... is printed -- apparently bash 3.2 thinks there's a quote
being opened when there isn't, adding some echo WHATEVER >/dev/stderr after
MAXPATHLEN is printed results in them being ignored).
It works after reverting to bash 3.1 (while leaving KDE/autoconf the same)
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