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Re: When "aclocal" causes an error message, "sed: invalid option -- 'q'"

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: When "aclocal" causes an error message, "sed: invalid option -- 'q'"
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 08:35:28 -0700
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On 11/17/2010 08:11 AM, Bruce Korb wrote:
>> OK.  I don't see where it should come from in Autoconf nor Automake.
>> Any case the package at hand contains m4_esyscmd in that
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>> contains a buggy sed script?  If not, please state exact versions of
>> autotools programs used, and show autoreconf -v output.
> There's a really good chance of that.
> AC_INIT([GNU libposix],
>         m4_esyscmd([./git-version-gen .tarball-version]),
>         address@hidden)
> $ for f in autoconf automake libtool autoreconf ; do $f --version | head -1 ; 
> done
> autoconf (GNU Autoconf) 2.65
> automake (GNU automake) 1.11.1
> (GNU libtool) 2.2.6
> autoreconf (GNU Autoconf) 2.65

"git grep 'sed.* -q'" in automake, autoconf, gnulib, and libtool doesn't
turn up any culprits.

Is it worth installing a temporary sed wrapper earlier in your PATH that
outputs debugging information such as the process id of its parent if it
detects that one of the arguments starts with -q?

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library

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