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address@hidden: Re: address@hidden: emacs-22.0.99 configure problem]]

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: address@hidden: Re: address@hidden: emacs-22.0.99 configure problem]]
Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2007 17:40:51 -0400

An Emacs user saw these messages and thought they were a bug in Emacs.

If this condition does not mean that configuring will fail,
and does not indicate a bug, would you please make the message say so?

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From: Andreas Schwab <address@hidden>
To: address@hidden
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Subject: Re: address@hidden: emacs-22.0.99 configure problem]
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2007 20:53:35 +0200
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     % ./configure
>     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
>     message
> It seems to tell the user this is a bug and that he should
> report it.

The latter is true, but the first isn't.  The point of the message is to
collect information about systems that still are using obsolete shells.

> If this is not a bug, then the message shouldn't look like a bug.

Please tell address@hidden about that.


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