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Re: configure bug in wml-1.6.5

On Fri, Jun 19, 1998, Clayton Wheeler wrote:

> I'm having a small but fatal problem with version 1.6.5 on Redhat 4.2. When I
> run the configure script, it generates empty Makefiles. This behavior is
> independent of options, and seems to happen to all the Makefiles. I rebuilt the
> configure script from configure.in in the config directory, but to no avail. Is
> this a known bug of Linux shell utilities, or a configure bug? Does anyone know
> how to solve it?

Hmmm... that's interesting. The configure is generated by GNU autoconf and
although a lot of own hacking is done inside it the XX.in -> XX substitution
is plain Autoconf stuff. But I've a report for the same failure under a
FreeBSD 3.0 box, so I think there seems to be perhaps some chars inside the
sed-substitution stuff which lets sed fail. Can you you please run configure
again and send us the generated "config.status" script? This is the beast
containing the sed-substs. OTOH, occur at least some error messages on stderr
while config.status is running?
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