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Lukas Karrer
April 7, 2000 05:31
Re: [ID 20000407.001] failing to build 5.6.0
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On Fri, 7 Apr 2000, Dominic Dunlop wrote:

Hi Dominic,

thanks for your quick help!!!

> At 10:26 +0200 2000-04-07, Lukas Karrer wrote:
> >Creating
> >Configure: syntax error at line 590: `do' unexpected
> Weird.  Apart from anything else, there's no `do' on or near that 
> line of Configure or  I don't know what's up, but here 
> are a few random thoughts (from a non-Sun user):


> 1. Maybe Configure picked up an old and/or which 

no.. I removed them with rm -f as stated in INSTALL

> 2. Maybe something's corrupted or truncated.  Here are the MD5 
> checksums of some suspects on my system:

been there, done that..

> 4. To see waht happened just before sh choked, you can try saying
> sh -c Configure ... >configure.out2 2>&1

sh -x .....  results in

+ echo  
+ sed -e s/'/'"'"'/g -e s/^/sitescript='/ -e s/$/'/ 
+ : Finish up by extracting the .SH files 
+ : if this fails, just run all the .SH files by hand 
+ . ./ 
Configure: syntax error at line 590: `do' unexpected 

in, line 590, you can see: (output starts at 585)

myarchname='Rebuild a list's archive.

Use this command to rebuild the archives for a mailing list.  You may want
to do this if you edit some messages in an archive, or remove some
messages from an archive.

Usage: /a1/bin/arch <listname> <mbox> [-h]

Where <mbox> is the path to a list's complete mbox archive.  Usually this
will be some path in the archives/private directory.  For example:

% bin/arch mylist archives/private/mylist.mbox/mylist.mbox

listname and/or mbox file is missing-solaris'

Here is the Problem.... I have installed Mailman, the gnu mailinglist
software from

Unfortunately, they provide a program called arch. /a1/bin/arch is first
in my path, followed by /usr ... so, no wonder sh chokes....

I guess, it is not such a good idea, to have /usr/bin/ last in my path. (I
want my people to use gtar as /a1/bin/tar instead of /usr/bin/tar )

Well, thanks alot for pointing me in the right direction!!! All is well
for me now!


have a nice day


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