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Re: FreeBSD /bin/sh with SHELL=.../zsh breaking autoconf ./configure?

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: FreeBSD /bin/sh with SHELL=.../zsh breaking autoconf ./configure?
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2008 01:15:11 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)

Hello Mike,

Thanks for the report.

* Mike Meyer wrote on Sun, Mar 09, 2008 at 02:56:50AM CET:
> as_func_failure succeeded.
> as_func_failure succeeded.
> No shell found that supports shell functions.
> Please tell address@hidden about your system,
> including any error possibly output before this
> (which is why I'm sending you mail).
> The configure script otherwise seems to run fine, creates the
> Makefile, and exits without any other errors. Likewise, there are no
> errors in config.log, nor any mention of as_func or shell
> functions. However, the Makefile is pretty horribly broken. Trying to
> do a build starts out normally enough, but dies halfway through
> complaining about dependency loops (native make) or recursive
> dependencies (gnu make).

Can you send a unidiff of the broken case and a working case (/bin/sh)
for the config.status file and the Makefile which causes make to bail?

Also, which zsh version is this?

> The last thing I think you need to know to recreate this problem is
> that 1) there is only one other shell installed on the system, zsh,
> and 2) SHELL points to zsh.
> If you change either of this - by, for instance, installing bash, or
> setting SHELL to /bin/sh or nothing - you don't get those complaints
> from ./configure, the Makefile is fine, and everything works as
> expected.

  $CONFIG_SHELL ./configure [OPTIONS...]


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