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Re: Build errors - bad fd number

>>>>> Katsumi Yamaoka <yamaoka@xxxxxxx> writes:

    > In [emacs-w3m:13257]
    > On Sun, 24 Feb 2019 21:53:12 -0500, Boruch Baum wrote:
    >> But in Colin's original email [13248], the reported log says
    >> cygpath wasn't found, so he wasn't using cygwin, right?

First, my apologises for the delay in replying. It seems to take a day
or so before I see posts.

I'm not using MS-windows. My system is 3.16.0-7-686-pae #1 SMP Debian
3.16.59-1 (2018-10-03) i686 GNU/Linux.

    > Indeed.  I'm going to try it on Fedora 29 Linux tonight (in
    > Japan).

I can confirm the 'Syntax error; bad fd number' is *not* present if I use
the latest Autoconf version 2.69, and emacs-w3m builds then satisfactorily.

I may be mistaken, but I seem to remember been able to compile emacs-w3m
using autoconf 2.13 until a week or so ago. I wonder therefore if a recent
but unconnected change in emacs-w3m source has inadvertently led to the
need for a later autoconf.

Best wishes,

P.S. If users are using a reasonably up-to-date Debian then they will most
probably have to install the latest Autoconf themselves. Debian tend to
ship 'old' packages; for example, Debian 3.16.59-1 comes with Autoconf
2.13. Emacs-w3m is the only source I've compiled where I have needed to
update autoconf. I have been able to use autoconf 2.13 on Emacs-27.0.50,
org-mode, auctex - to name but three.

Colin Baxter
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