[kde-solaris] Re: Unhelpful error building dcop in kdelibs
steleman at nyc.rr.com
Mon Jan 31 17:30:31 CET 2005
The GNU autoconf/libtool/configure stuff is written for the
*GNU/Linux* /bin/sh. On GNU/Linux systems, /bin/sh is either a
symlink to the Bourne Again Shell, a.k.a. bash, or a duplicate of the
[steleman at darthvader][~][01/31/2005 7:27:44]>> ls -la /bin/sh
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 2003-12-27 23:33 /bin/sh ->
[steleman at darthvader][~][01/31/2005 11:22:09]>> uname -a
Linux darthvader.nyc.rr.com 2.4.20-6 #1 Thu Feb 27 10:06:59 EST 2003
i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
(this is RedHat 9).
The Bourne shell and the Bourne Again Shell are not one and the same.
On Solaris, CONFIG_SHELL must be explicitly set to /bin/bash, and the
#!/bin/sh directives at top of all autoconf scripts should be changed
to #!/bin/bash, including libtool and ./configure, because /bin/sh
and /bin/bash are two different binaries. /bin/sh on Solaris is the
old, original Bourne shell, written by Stephen Bourne. The easiest
way of doing this is to do
in ./configure and in libtool.
It is not true that the FSF pages contain references to the Bourne
shell. They contain references to /bin/sh, which on GNU/Linux means
the Bourne Again Shell, i.e. bash.
On Monday 31 January 2005 09:26, Rolf Sponsel wrote:
> If you need bash to run the Makefile,
> then the Makefile does not follow
> the gnu makefile recommendations,
> and thus should be fixed.
> Please have a look at the GNU make documentation.
> GNU make: Makefile Basics
> 14.1 General Conventions for Makefiles
> Bourne shell, NOT Bourne again shell!
> Help spreading the awareness about this!
> / Rolf
> Michael Lambrellis, 2005-01-31 05:57 GMT +01:00, wrote:
> > OK. I got past this. I had to replace all the "SHELL = /bin/sh"
> > lines in the Makefiles with "SHELL = /my/bash". By the way, is
> > there an easy way to do this using the configure script? Is it as
> > simple as: SHELL=/my/bash ./configure ...
> > In any case, I used a little search-and replace tool called gsar
> > that I HIGHLY recommend to have around.
> > (http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/gsar.htm)
> > ... SNIP ...
Stefan Teleman 'Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition'
steleman at nyc.rr.com -Monty Python
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