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Re: Bison 1.875 won't build on Tru64 4.0 Unix

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Bison 1.875 won't build on Tru64 4.0 Unix
Date: 18 Jan 2003 22:09:08 -0800

Tony Leneis <address@hidden> writes:

> I still can't build bison 1.875 easily because configure doesn't
> build a makefile in the main directory.

That sounds like a compatibility issue with recent versions of
Autoconf or Automake, since Bison uses those tools to build
"configure".  Can you please help us investigate why "configure"
doesn't work on your platform?  For starters, what is the exact
sequence of commands that you entered to configure Bison, starting
with the distributed files unchanged?

Once you configure, and have no Makefile, what does the command
"./config.status Makefile" do?

> when I run the tests something (I presume bison) is dumping core on
> one of the tests.

Can you send the output of "make check" to address@hidden  Better
yet, can you send the output of the following commands executed in

   rm -fr bison-1.875
   gunzip <bison-1.875.tar.gz | tar xf -
   cd bison-1.875
   sh configure
   make check

> it's just a hassle to have to install another version in /usr/local
> as a prerequisite to build bison when there's a workable version of
> M4 provided by the vendor.

Yes, it is a hassle.  Unfortunately vendor M4 implementations are
missing some important features that Bison currently needs.  I don't
offhand know how feasible it'd be to redo Bison to avoid those
features, but I assume that it wouldn't be easy or it'd be done

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