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Re: Fwd: Bug#481378: Guile-1.8 FTBFS on mips (and other architectures)

From: Kjetil S. Matheussen
Subject: Re: Fwd: Bug#481378: Guile-1.8 FTBFS on mips (and other architectures)
Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2008 18:48:25 +0200 (CEST)

"Neil Jerram":
> >>
> >> What exactly do you mean here?  (My guess: that you compiled and ran
> >> the test program by hand, and that the exit status was 1 in each
> >> case?)
> >
> > Yes, that's what I meant.
> Thanks.  So, do you agree that my interpretation of what _should_
> happen is correct, and that we are therefore looking for a bug
> somewhere that can cause a non-zero exit status to map to
> Possibilities....
> - The compiler.  Is it possible that your compiler doesn't map the arg
> of exit(...) to the exit status that the shell sees?
> - ./configure code.  Is there a bug in the ./configure code that
> confuses the exit status on some platforms only?  Are you still using
> the ./configure that came with Guile 1.8.5, or have you regenerated
> it?  If the latter, the bug could be being introduced by different
> versions of the autotools than the ones we used upstream.
> I wish I could reproduce this myself, so I could investigate in
> detail!  I've downloaded the Debian package source (for
> guile-1.8-1.8.5+1), and built it on an ia64 machine, and I don't see
> the problem.  I've attached my ./configure - can you check that it is
> the same as the one in the official Debian build (in case I've made a
> mistake with the patching process)?

If using Ubuntu, things like that might very well happen because
of their crazy dash stunt. (/bin/sh is not bash on Unbuntu, but
a smaller shell called dash !)

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