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Re: [HACKERS] URGENT PROBLEM with the 6.3->6.3.1 patch

From: The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
To: Bruce Momjian <maillist(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: martin(at)biochemistry(dot)ucl(dot)ac(dot)uk, pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] URGENT PROBLEM with the 6.3->6.3.1 patch
Date: 1998-03-23 21:17:08
Message-ID: Pine.BSF.3.96.980323171613.16705A-100000@thelab.hub.org (view raw or flat)
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On Mon, 23 Mar 1998, Bruce Momjian wrote:

> Marc, can you comment on this.

	It kind of bothers me that something that is standard in autoconf
breaks on some systems, while, as far as I can tell, its always been this
way ;(

	Andrew, have you asked the developers of autoconf about this?


> > The patch to configure contains the following:
> > 
> > *** 3316,3322 ****
> >   fi
> >   rm -f conftest*
> >   
> > ! if test x$ac_cv_prog_gcc = xyes; then
> >       echo $ac_n "checking whether ${CC-cc} needs -traditional""... $ac_c" 1>&6
> >   echo "configure:3322: checking whether ${CC-cc} needs -traditional" >&5
> >   if eval "test \"`echo '$''{'ac_cv_prog_gcc_traditional'+set}'`\" = set"; then
> > --- 3316,3322 ----
> >   fi
> >   rm -f conftest*
> >   
> > ! if test $ac_cv_prog_gcc = yes; then
> >       echo $ac_n "checking whether ${CC-cc} needs -traditional""... $ac_c" 1>&6
> >   echo "configure:3322: checking whether ${CC-cc} needs -traditional" >&5
> >   if eval "test \"`echo '$''{'ac_cv_prog_gcc_traditional'+set}'`\" = set"; then
> > 
> > 
> > I am worried that this has undone the patch which was required to get 
> > configure to run properly with anything other than GCC. (I haven't
> > actually tried 6.3.1, but this change affects that area of the code and
> > doesn't look healthy...)
> > 
> > 
> > Andrew
> > 
> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > Dr. Andrew C.R. Martin                             University College London
> > EMAIL: (Work) martin(at)biochem(dot)ucl(dot)ac(dot)uk    (Home) andrew(at)stagleys(dot)demon(dot)co(dot)uk
> > URL:   http://www.biochem.ucl.ac.uk/~martin
> > Tel:   (Work) +44(0)171 419 3890                    (Home) +44(0)1372 275775
> > 
> > 
> 
> 
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Marc G. Fournier                                
Systems Administrator @ hub.org 
primary: scrappy(at)hub(dot)org           secondary: scrappy(at){freebsd|postgresql}.org 


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