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Re: fnmatch test in configure script broken


From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: fnmatch test in configure script broken
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2003 16:54:51 -0500 (EST)

address@hidden writes:
>
> The configure script checks for the fnmatch function (used
> by cvs via configure.in's AC_FUNC_FNMATCH) in autoconf 2.53
> do not detect fnmatch on NetBSD correctly. Thus, the compatibility
> function in the cvs sources is unnecessarily used.
> 
> This was fixed somewhere between autoconf 2.53 and 2.57.

2.54, I'd wager, since the following appears in its NEWS file:

- AC_FUNC_FNMATCH now tests only for POSIX compatibility, reverting to
  Autoconf 2.13 behavior.  The new macro AC_FUNC_FNMATCH_GNU also
  tests for GNU extensions to fnmatch, and replaces fnmatch if needed.

-Larry Jones

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