configure for R 1.5.x on Solaris (fwd)

H C Pumphrey
Tue, 25 Jun 2002 12:30:53 +0100 (BST)

On Tue, 25 Jun 2002 wrote:

> Probably none of us know about it, because it has worked for lots of us
> out of the box. So it would seem to be specific to your environment.

You were right -- and yes, it was _really_ stupid. I had a function in
.bashrc to set the window title to the CWD and it left some garbage in
config.status . I removed the offending function and R now seems to be
building normally. Odd that it hasn't broken a build before ..... 
> BTW, Solaris' `cheesy /bin/sh' is the archetypal Bourne shell, so don't
> blame it, especially as ksh gets used on Solaris.  Those messages are from
> config.status, which on one of my Solaris systems starts [with refs to
> ksh]

.... but /bin/sh did At least one program (and I can't recall which)
wouldn't build on Solaris until I forced it to use bash instead of
/bin/sh. But that wasn't the problem here (even though configure had
chosen to use /bin/sh and not /bin/ksh).

Bah. Sorry to bother everyone and many thanks for the help.


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