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Bug#488817: clisp - FTBFS: configure: error: C preprocessor "gcc -E" fails sanity check

tags 488817 + upstream
forwarded 488817 http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.lisp.clisp.devel/18516

Hi Bastian!

On Wed, 02 Jul 2008 21:39:28 +0200, Luca Capello wrote:
> On Wed, 02 Jul 2008 17:23:47 +0200, Luca Capello wrote:
>> On Wed, 02 Jul 2008 17:17:38 +0200, Bastian Blank wrote:
>>> The configure call lacks a --build=$(DEB_BUILD_GNU_TYPE) argument.
>> Thank you for the hint, I'll test on raptor.d.o if this is the only
>> thing needed.
> This doesn't seem to work, at least on amd64 :-(
> Indeed, if I simply use "export CC=$(DEB_BUILD_GNU_TYPE)-gcc" the
> package is built and checked by debdiff shows no difference with the
> package built without the export.  However, since I'm not a GCC expert,
> I'm not sure this is the preferred way.

I investigated a bit more and actually the problem relies on CLISP's
configure: upstream added the support for autoconf --build in version
2.45 [1].  So the ideal fix was to backport the upstream one, not only
for configure but various files [2].

However, this seems to be more pain than expected and it's IMHO an
upstream bug: tagged as this and forwarded at [3].

Thx, bye,
Gismo / Luca

[1] http://clisp.cvs.sourceforge.net/clisp/clisp/configure?revision=1.121&view=markup
[2] other than the necessary files, I corrected the documentation, too:
    luca at gismo:~/test-clisp/clisp$ quilt push
    Applying patch 01_standard-autoconf-options-build-host.patch
    patching file configure
    patching file unix/INSTALL
    patching file clisp.spec
    patching file doc/clisp.xml.in
    patching file doc/_clisp.1
    patching file doc/_clisp.html
    patching file src/makemake.in

    Now at patch 01_standard-autoconf-options-build-host.patch
    luca at gismo:~/test-clisp/clisp$
[3] http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.lisp.clisp.devel/18516
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