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

From: Bruce Korb
Subject: Re: When "aclocal" causes an error message, "sed: invalid option -- 'q'"
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 08:59:34 -0800
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On 11/17/10 07:35, Eric Blake wrote:
> 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?

Next time I run into it.  I unwound everything I was doing and
started reapplying my changes.  Before I get to where it breaks
again, I am having to figure out how to "git push" without
tripping over "fast-forward", whatever that is.

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