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Bug 723128 - dev-libs/libixion-0.15.0 configure error when /bin/sh != bash
Summary: dev-libs/libixion-0.15.0 configure error when /bin/sh != bash
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Office Team
Depends on:
Blocks: nonbash
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Reported: 2020-05-15 05:14 UTC by Matt Whitlock
Modified: 2020-05-28 17:09 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Matt Whitlock 2020-05-15 05:14:35 UTC
libixion'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.

AS_IF([test x"$enable_werror" == "xyes"], [

./configure: 19427: test: xno: unexpected operator

Suggest setting CONFIG_SHELL=/bin/bash when running configure. The "unexpected operator" message above is not present when CONFIG_SHELL=/bin/bash.
Comment 1 Andreas Sturmlechner gentoo-dev 2020-05-15 07:02:55 UTC
Upstream patch welcome.
Comment 2 Lars Wendler (Polynomial-C) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2020-05-15 13:41:06 UTC
(In reply to Andreas Sturmlechner from comment #1)
> Upstream patch welcome.

Here you are...
Comment 3 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2020-05-28 17:09:23 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit 69f45f358a48821fdfa0294b602163dbfe68c691
Author:     Andreas Sturmlechner <>
AuthorDate: 2020-05-28 16:59:00 +0000
Commit:     Andreas Sturmlechner <>
CommitDate: 2020-05-28 17:09:02 +0000

    dev-libs/libixion: Fix bashisms in, --disable-static
    Reported-by: Matt Whitlock <>
    Thanks-to: Lars Wendler <>
    Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.100, Repoman-2.3.22
    Signed-off-by: Andreas Sturmlechner <>

 .../libixion/files/libixion-0.15.0-bashism.patch   | 32 ++++++++++++++++++++++
 dev-libs/libixion/libixion-0.15.0.ebuild           | 15 ++++++----
 dev-libs/libixion/libixion-9999.ebuild             |  4 +--
 3 files changed, 43 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)