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Re: m4 does not build on Tandem NSK/OSS

From: Matthew Woehlke
Subject: Re: m4 does not build on Tandem NSK/OSS
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2006 09:57:04 -0600
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Eric Blake wrote:
According to Matthew Woehlke on 11/9/2006 5:18 PM:
Matthew Woehlke wrote:

Hi Matthew,
(and it's been fun watching you discover all the mailing lists that I haunt :)

Yes, I've been noticing that. :-)

(...all you coreutils folks will start to recognize the trend...)
I am trying to build m4 on Tandem NSK/OSS. OOTB, it does not build
because 'configure' sees that OSS has the 'long long' (64-bit int)
type. However it does *not* have an unsigned version thereof.

Would this be m4 1.4.7, or a CVS build (either head or branch-1_4)?
Although I'm guessing it is the release tarball.

Yes, it is the 1.4.7 release tarball. I am generally trying to stick to release/stable tarballs since the point of the exercise is to get production copies of the software installed. I know, that's bad of me, I should be trying CVS when things go wrong. :-)

Would you like me to
give you an off-list URL to my latest release candidate for 1.4.8, and
give that a run on NSK before I finalize 1.4.8?

That would be great, thanks!

The snapshot will have
up-to-date gnulib files, so whatever has been fixed in gnulib with regards
to long long will automatically be picked up; 1.4.7 was released before
you started reporting the horrendous behavior of NSK.

I know, that's why I didn't even try to compile lib/ as-is, I stole the lib/ from coreutils-6.4 :-). Will 'up to date' include Paul's patch as of last night, and also the patch in <http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-gnulib/2006-10/msg00140.html>?

Anyway, here is something that doesn't live in lib/: in src/builtin.c I
am tripping the 'platform macro not defined' warning... apparently UNIX
is not defined in my environment.

Here, the snapshot may have already solved this as well, as I rearranged
the order of the platform detection macros due to another bug against 1.4.7.

Ok, I'll wait and try your snapshot then. For now I have a working 1.4.7 installed; I'll ignore 'right' fixes for the outstanding problems (I put a lot of '#if 0' and '#if 1's in what I actually built :-)) until I can try your 1.4.8.

Also, no need waste a post replying to your other reply (re: CC-ing lists), but thanks for the info.

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