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Bug 225091 - bc does not build with the version of m4 present
Summary: bc does not build with the version of m4 present
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: m4
Version: 5.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Vitezslav Crhonek
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-01-28 22:11 UTC by Johnny Hughes
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version: 1.4.5-3.el5.1
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-09-25 10:52:01 UTC
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Description Johnny Hughes 2007-01-28 22:11:33 UTC
Description of problem:
bc does not build with the version of m4 present in RHEL-5b2 (m4-1.4.5-3).

It fails in the beginning at the autoconf statement with this error: /usr/bin/m4: Warning: sub-expression 1 not present
autom4te: /usr/bin/m4 failed with exit status: 1
error: Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.49509 (%build)

It will build with the m4 version in fc6 (rebuilt on RHEL-5b2) (m4-1.4.5-4).

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Comment 1 Zdenek Prikryl 2007-07-26 11:44:48 UTC
I tried to built bc with:

bc 1.06-21
autoconf 2.59-12
m4 1.4.5-3el5.1

and package bc built correctly.

Could maintainer of m4 check this bug to, please?


Comment 2 Vitezslav Crhonek 2007-07-30 11:50:12 UTC

Latest RHEL-5 m4 package is 1.4.5-3.el5.1 with backported regexp substitution
fixes from m4-1.4.6. You definitely need m4 with these fixes (see bug #221557
for more details), previous RHEL-5 m4 package 1.4.5-3 will not work.

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