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Re: config.status cases error for non-bash

From: Jay K
Subject: Re: config.status cases error for non-bash
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2021 03:45:26 +0000

Yeah..I don't know.

I have built a *lot* of stuff the past few days on this system:
 autoconf automake awk bash bdw-gc
 binutils (no gas/ld)
 bzip2 curl expat expect
 flex gcc3 gcc4 gdb
 gettext git gmp grep
 gzip libunicodestring m4 make
 mpc mpfr ncurses nettle
 openssh openssl perl pkg-config
 python2 readline sed tar
 tcl texinfo vim xz

and I think this is the only time I saw this problem.
It seems like an easy extra level small of portability, but I get that the 
standard is also quite old.

All of them are current or nearly so (based on Debian sometimes, which would be 
almost current), except gcc and gdb are notably old.

Granted, I have more to get through: python3, cmake, guile, etc.

But ok. Many of them did require some kind of fixes, just not this.

 - Jay



            From: Thomas Dickey
Sent: Thursday, July 8, 2021 12:22 AM
To: Jay K
Cc: bug-ncurses@gnu.org
Subject: Re: config.status cases error for non-bash

On Wed, Jul 07, 2021 at 10:44:06AM +0000, Jay K wrote:

> ./config.status: syntax error at line 1179: `(' unexpected


> cases in ncurses aclocal.m4 all/many have leading parens.


> I've never seen that. Though it does look nice, to balance them.


> I guess it is bash-ism?

no, it's POSIX (for the last 25 years or so).


> Fix it?

it's correct as is.  Perhaps you're using Solaris 10, which is mentioned

in the release notes for ncurses 6:



Thomas E. Dickey <dickey@invisible-island.net>



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