cpp problem with configure script and RH7.1|
Thomas Weber <l_cipe,AT,abyss,DOT,4t2,DOT,com>|
Sat, 5 May 2001 18:02:27 +0200|
it seems that the configure script of cipe-1.5.2 (and 1.4.5) is broken with
cpp-2.96-81 which comes with RedHat 7.1.
The problem is somewhere in the AX_MACRO_STR autoconf macro which returns
an empty string when checking for the kernel version on a RH7.1 based system.
So KVERS is empty and the configure script will exit with "Unsupported kernel
I also tested on a RH 7.0 system (with all the recent updates, cpp-2.96-69)
and it works fine. Using the cpp-2.96-81 rpm from RH 7.1 on the 7.0 system
breaks the kernel version detection (KVERS empty).
So either the macro is somehow broken or RedHat broke the preprocessor.
I don't know enough about the autoconf stuff to investigate further so I
thought I report this here before blaming RedHats cpp.