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Re: m4 1.4.13 fails to compile and link on sparc-sun-sunos4.1.4

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: m4 1.4.13 fails to compile and link on sparc-sun-sunos4.1.4
Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 05:54:42 -0600
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[re-adding the list]

According to Volker Borchert on 5/13/2009 12:00 AM:
> I wrote:
> |> In the meantime, I managed to pamper a flakey sparc-sun-sunos5.7 to
> |> compile and install m4/autoconf/automake, so I might be able to do
> |> something useful ;-)
> |> 
> Had a closer look at coreutils, and then gnulib.
> | "Gnulib does not make releases. It is intended to be used at the source 
> level."
> Not nice, I prefer things that have a version number, but OK, let's try
> anonymous CVS:
> Hades:[/archive/tmp] 18 % cvs -d :pserver:address@hidden:/gnulib.git login
> (Logging in to address@hidden)
> CVS password: 
> Hades:[/archive/tmp] 19 % cvs -d :pserver:address@hidden:/gnulib.git co -d 
> gnulib HEAD
> cvs [checkout aborted]: request `Repository' not supported by server
> Hades:[/archive/tmp] 20 % 

Anonymous CVS is being provided by a gitcvsserver, which is:
a) not as full-featured as CVS itself
b) not fully tested (everyone prefers git itself, over the outdated CVS)

> I think I'm giving up on m4, at least for now and officially. This is
> getting out of hand. I think I could conjure some dirty hacks, but these
> of course wouldn't find (nor even seek) your approval.

You may have more luck if you do a git checkout on a newer machine that
supports git, then copying the files over to the older machine (perhaps
via a networked file system).

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