[gs-bugs] [Bug 691463] various errors and warnings building with DEC Tru64's CC

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Sat Jul 31 17:39:32 UTC 2010


--- Comment #14 from Hin-Tak Leung <hintak at ghostscript.com> 2010-07-31 17:39:31 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #13)
> The remaining problem is the quotes in autogen.sh, but we shouldn't be calling
> configure from autogen.sh.  Traditionally autogen.sh is run by developers after
> checking the code out of the repository, the autogen.sh script then generates a
> configure script, and the user runs configure.  The configure script should be
> distributed with the release, users shouldn't have to run autogen.sh at all. 
> We have to figure out the history of why things got this way (autogen.sh
> running configure).  If nobody knows I'll probably contact Ralph.

That line and the quote was there in the very first check-in (r1982) of
autogen.sh - the quotes were probably there because it was not a problem with
Mac OS X or Linux - both of Mac OS X and Linux use GNU bash as /bin/sh . To run
./configure right away is probably a matter of convenience. It is a matter of
nobody ever tried on non GNU-bash, and diagnose the issue.

I agree autogen.sh is not needed for releases, so this is a minor issue (as is
this whole bug report which concerns a niche platform) - however, the inability
to run it correctly (or seeing some strange errors when running) would be a
deterrant for 3rd-party to contribute, particularly for issues on platforms
which Artifex staff does not have access of, between releases.

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