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Re: configure warnings

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: configure warnings
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 21:53:44 +0200

techno <address@hidden> wrote:
> [techno][7:35][~/coreutils-5.91]% ./configure
> ./configure:42: command not found: chmod
> ./configure:48: command not found: rm
> ./configure:399: command not found: expr
> ./configure:426: command not found: chmod
> configure: error: cannot create configure.lineno; rerun with a POSIX shell
>> According to techno on 10/18/2005 4:28 PM:
>>> BSDI BSD/OS 3.1 Kernel

BSD/OS 3.1 dates back to the end of 1997.
That's getting pretty darn old.  It nearly qualifies for museum-piece
status, in which case we don't worry much about it, unless you're
willing to do nearly all of the work.

For starters, you need to try to find a POSIX shell, as the diagnostic
suggests.  Try bash, ash, ksh.  i.e., try running these commands
until you find one that works:

  bash configure
  ash configure
  ksh configure

If none of those work, try getting an older version of bash
and see if you can build *it*.  If so, use that bash binary
to run coreutils' configure script.  You'll probably want to
install it as /bin/sh, too.

Good luck.

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