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Bug 723452

Summary: sci-libs/libticalcs2-1.1.9 configure error when /bin/sh != bash
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Matt Whitlock <gentoo>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Gentoo Science Related Packages <sci>
Status: UNCONFIRMED ---    
Severity: normal CC: jstein
Priority: Normal Keywords: PATCH
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Bug Depends on:    
Bug Blocks: 526268    
Attachments: fix-configure-bashism.patch

Description Matt Whitlock 2020-05-17 00:43:54 UTC
Created attachment 639734 [details, diff]

libticalcs2's contains a Bashism (use of == operator with test built-in). Thus, configure emits an error when /bin/sh is not Bash. This doesn't cause the build to fail outright, but it may be causing misdetection of features.

if test "x$build" == "x$host" ; then

checking for the host compiler... ./configure: 16527: test: xx86_64-pc-linux-gnu: unexpected operator

The attached patch removes the Bashism and allows sci-libs/libticalcs2-1.1.9 to configure without error when /bin/sh is Dash.