./configure errors

Bron Gondwana brong at fastmail.fm
Tue Jun 21 02:43:37 EDT 2011

On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 05:18:29PM +0200, Oberdan Albertoni wrote:
> Hi,
> on the same machine if I try to install from source cyrus-imap with 
> version 2.3.11 when run :
> ./configure --prefix=/usr --with-sasl=/usr/local/lib --with-perl 
> --with-auth=unix --with-bdb-libdir=/usr/lib 
> --with-bdb-incdir=/usr/include --with-openssl=/usr/lib/ssl
> I'm not get errors

I can't test with 2.3.11:

brong at launde:/tmp/cyrus-imapd-2.3.11$ ./configure --with-auth=unix

checking build system type... Invalid configuration `x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu': machine `x86_64-unknown' not recognized
configure: error: /bin/bash ./config.sub x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu failed

But copying back config.sub from 2.3.16 (where I also get the
with-auth error) I don't see an error.  Interesting.

Yeah, OK.  So I went back to 2.3.11 and re-ran:

aclocal -I cmulocal

And what do you know - I'm getting the error.  So it just looks
like ./configure on 2.3.11 was built with an older version of
autoconf which didn't complain about unknown options.  Looking
through code, there's actually nothing in 2.3.11 that used that
value anyway.

I'll go through the docs and strip any mention of --with-auth
(other than documenting that it has been bogus for a while in
the changelog)

Thanks for reporting this,


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