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Re: compiling grep without using grep

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: compiling grep without using grep
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2011 20:10:33 +0200

Richter, Daniel wrote:
> I am trying to build grep 2.7 from source on Lynx OS 4.0. The
> configure commmand returns the following:
> Checking for grep that handles long lines and -e... configure: error:
> no acceptable grep could be found in: /bin:/.....
> So obviously grep tries to use itself in order to build itself ;-) Is
> there some way to compile grep without having a suitable grep
> already???

Thanks for pointing that out.
That problem has been fixed since the 2.7 release.
Here's the change:


I've just made a snapshot that includes that fix:


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