[cairo] autogen.sh errors

Dave Beckett dave at dajobe.org
Sun Oct 29 11:22:25 PST 2006

Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-10-29 at 12:37 -0500, Ian Osgood wrote:
>> I'm getting the following errors when running ./autogen.sh
>> awk: calling undefined function AC_PREREQ
>>   input record number 1, file
>>   source line number 1
>> awk: syntax error at source line 1
>>   context is
>>          NR==1 { if( $(NF) >= >>>  AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE([ <<<
>> awk: illegal statement at source line 1
>> I'm guessing it has to do with f85aca4c3ff02a38b83da48b618e420b79b29c37

> Sigh...  Did Mac OS X do anything other than harm to Unices?
> See if you can play with the extract_version() function in autogen.sh to
> make it work.  It's probably a bad sed on OS X.

That's some wacked-out grep/sed:
	grep "^ *$1" $CONFIGURE_IN | sed 's/.*(\[\?\([^])]\+\)]\?).*/\1/'

I wouldn't describe OSX sed as 'bad' as it's based on the BSD line which
is POSIX sed.  From the GNU sed manual:
     As `*', but matches one or more.  It is a GNU extension.

       As `*', but only matches zero or one.  It is a GNU extension.
which obviously won't be portable as you have found.

It is probably is OK to just use * instead for both of these as
you don't care about repeated [s, ]s or anything but greedy matches
inside the inner clause:
        grep "^ *$1" $CONFIGURE_IN | sed 's/.*(\[*\([^])]*\)]*).*/\1/'

Which I've tested working on Linux and OSX.

Although I may have just used perl at this point myself :)


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