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Re: Possible bug in configure script

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Possible bug in configure script
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2021 14:58:50 -0800
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On 1/25/21 1:25 PM, Peter Dyballa wrote:
The configure script of wget 1.21.1 seems to have a bug, which becomes visible 
at least on old Mac OS X versions which use old GCC 4.2, see this 
report:https://trac.macports.org/ticket/62134. It's my assumption that the 
tests for C99 and C11 capabilities are incorrect while the maintainer assumes 
that it's a bug in gnulib I should report. Could you check whether we are both 
wrong? Or right?
The topic has come up before:


but as far as I know nobody has tracked down what's causing the bug.

I just now looked at the wget 1.21.1 tarball and it doesn't seem to contain anything Gnulib-relevant. In particular it does not contain a copy of gnulib/m4/std-gnu11.m4. So I don't see why the problem would be due to a bug in Gnulib.

wget 1.21.1 was built with Autoconf 2.70, so the following post-2.70 patches to Autoconf might be relevant:


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