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Re: autoconf 2.49c fails if '.' is in PATH

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: autoconf 2.49c fails if '.' is in PATH
Date: 31 Jan 2001 15:35:43 +0100
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>>>>> "Alexandre" == Alexandre Oliva <address@hidden> writes:

>> autoconf 2.49c (and the current CVS) fails if '.' is in PATH - it
>> tries to execute the directory `./m4' when searching m4.

Alexandre> Yet another reason to not name the directory with m4
Alexandre> goodies `m4' :-(

Alexandre> I vote for renaming it.

Err, I'm quite surprised with your answer!  My very first reaction
would have been ``he he, you have . in the PATH, so you are sking for
troubles'' (I'm joking), and my second: ``How stupid configure is not
to check that this executable is not a directory!''.

I'd suggest to fix the second issue :)

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