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Re: `--prefix /foo' mishandled in sub-configure invocation

From: Tim Van Holder
Subject: Re: `--prefix /foo' mishandled in sub-configure invocation
Date: 05 Nov 2001 13:17:24 +0100

On Mon, 2001-11-05 at 13:02, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> Am Son, 2001-11-04 um 21.47 schrieb Alexandre Duret-Lutz:
> > I've found the following bug when configuring AutoGen
> > with a configure generated by Autoconf 2.52e (2001-10-26).
> > 
> > ~/projs/cvs/autogen/autogen % ./configure --prefix ~/usr
> Hmm, is "--prefix foo" documented?
> I thought, "--prefix=foo" was required.

Maybe - but this should then generate an error when originally running
configure.  In any case, config.status should not have the incorrect
form used now.

> > configure: running /bin/sh './configure' --prefix=/home/adl/usr  
> > /home/adl/usr --enable-snprintfv-convenience --cache-file=/dev/null 
> > --srcdir=.

> > Note the prefix argument (/home/adl/usr) appears twice in the
> > sub-configure invocation.
> Where? I don't see this in the log above.

Cfr the ^^^ marks above

> However, I also don't see where /home/adl/usr actually comes from.

It's the expanded form of ~/usr (as used in the original configure

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