Can't configure setup.exe from CVS [was RE: setup.exe 2.427 problem with installation from rsync mirrors]

Dave Korn
Fri Dec 17 15:45:00 GMT 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cygwin-owner On Behalf Of Max Bowsher
> Sent: 17 December 2004 14:55

> Bernhard Sammer wrote:
> > *The following problem occurs when choosing to install from 
> rsync mirror
> ...
> > Is this a bug or missing feature?
> It's not implemented (and never will be).
> Max.

  This calls for a little filtering of the mirrors.txt list in setup, doesn't

  I was going to suggest this:

RCS file: /cvs/cygwin-apps/setup/,v
retrieving revision 2.34
diff -p -u -p -u -r2.34
---	25 Oct 2004 17:06:08 -0000	2.34
+++	17 Dec 2004 15:34:37 -0000
@@ -216,7 +216,7 @@ get_site_list (HINSTANCE h, HWND owner)
       while (eol > bol && eol[-1] == '\r')
       *eol = 0;
-      if (bol[0] != '#' && bol[0] > ' ')
+      if (bol[0] != '#' && bol[0] > ' ' && strnicmp (bol, "rsync", 5))
 	  char *semi = strchr (bol, ';');
 	  if (semi)

but something's borked in autotools-land, and after running aclocal, autoconf
and automake, my attempts to run configure using:

../apps/setup/configure -C --enable-dependencies --disable-shared
--host=i686-pc-mingw32 --build=i686-pc-cygwin 'CC=gcc -mno-cygwin' 'CXX=g++
-mno-cygwin' --enable-maintainer-mode 

end in failure:

checking for i686-pc-mingw32-efc... no
checking for i686-pc-mingw32-pgf95... no
checking for i686-pc-mingw32-lf95... no
checking for i686-pc-mingw32-gfortran... no
checking for g77... g77
checking whether we are using the GNU Fortran 77 compiler... (cached) yes
checking whether g77 accepts -g... (cached) yes
../apps/setup/configure: line 1: test: =: unary operator expected
checking the maximum length of command line arguments... 8192
checking command to parse nm output from gcc -mno-cygwin object... dk@mace

  Note that (despite whatever wrapping my mailer has done) that command prompt
appears on the same line as the "checking command to parse nm output" message
immediately after the dots; something has failed so badly it's crashed right out
of the configure script without so much as an error message.

  Diagnosing auto-* problems is a bit out of my field, but could this output
from aclocal perhaps be what's gone wrong?

dk@mace /usr/build/apps/setup> aclocal
/usr/share/aclocal/pkg.m4:5: warning: underquoted definition of
  run info '(automake)Extending aclocal'
  or see
/usr/share/aclocal/libsmi.m4:8: warning: underquoted definition of
/usr/share/aclocal/freetype2.m4:7: warning: underquoted definition of
/usr/share/aclocal/cppunit.m4:4: warning: underquoted definition of

  Cygcheck output attached, because I can foresee questions being raised about
auto* package versions.

Can't think of a witty .sigline today....
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