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Re: failure building HEAD

From: Robert Collins
Subject: Re: failure building HEAD
Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2003 19:59:17 +1100

On Mon, 2003-12-01 at 18:09, Alexandre Duret-Lutz wrote:
> >>> "Robert" == Robert Collins <address@hidden> writes:
> [...]
>  Robert> configure:1847: cd conftest && eval autoconf -o /dev/null
>  Robert> autom4te: cannot open /dev/null.tmp: Permission denied
>  Robert> Is this a 'need to use 2.59' thing? (If so, the error is misleading).
> It works fine with Autoconf 2.58.   I wonder if your version of Autoconf
> is patched, or if autoconf is a wrapper, or something.  I can't see where
> this `.tmp' suffix would come from.

I'm on debian unstable, so there is a wrapper - but I bypassed it with
the same results.

Two things combined got it going for me:
1) ./bootstrap
2) doing an in-source-tree configure.

I'm not sure which one fixed it.


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