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[bug #35580] bootstrap is not portable to OpenBSD

From: Mike Miller
Subject: [bug #35580] bootstrap is not portable to OpenBSD
Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2013 02:59:13 +0000
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Update of bug #35580 (project octave):

                Category:                    None => Configuration and Build
              Item Group:                    None => Build Failure          
                  Status:               Confirmed => Need Info              
                 Summary: autogen.sh is not portable to OpenBSD => bootstrap
is not portable to OpenBSD


Follow-up Comment #7:

Update: the development version of Octave uses a script called bootstrap now
instead of autogen.sh.

I believe this can be considered fixed. I have a successful bootstrap of a
current Octave hg clone on OpenBSD 5.3, the following GNU packages are
required to be installed for bootstrap to succeed: autoconf (2.69p0), automake
(1.13.1), coreutils, libtool, m4.

I don't know for certain that GNU m4 is required, but I think I read in the
autoconf manual at one time that it is, so I installed it and set M4=gm4 in my
environment. Coreutils is required for gsha1sum only.

You can certainly follow up with gnulib upstream if you want them to consider
using OpenBSD's sha1 instead of gsha1sum, but the bootstrap script currently
uses the --status option that is GNU-specific.


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