SINIX Fotran configure fails

Jeffrey A Law
Thu Mar 19 15:10:00 GMT 1998

  In message <199709221537.LAA25645@biohazard-cafe.MIT.EDU>you write:
  > /bin/sh on SINIX (mips-sni-sysv4) will not run ". /dev/null".
  > Apparently "." will only read from regular files.  This is a problem
  > because Fortran configuration during the first stage build passes
  > CONFIG_SITE=/dev/null to f/runtime/configure and the build fails
  > when configure can't source /dev/null.
  > ksh does permit ". /dev/null".  Setting SHELL=/bin/ksh in Makefile
  > gets past this problem but there is a later failure because configure
  > tries to use the host compiler and Fortran refuses to be configured
  > that way (#error in proj.h).
This problem should be fixed in the mainline sources.


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