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bug #33587: make: 1254-058 Fatal errors encountered

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Fri 17 Jun 2011 07:46:33 PM UTC  
Category:  Build/Install Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  Cur Dev Sources
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  4.1.0
Work Required:  None

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Fri 23 May 2014 04:56:37 AM UTC, comment #2:

I have tested this patch on both AIX and Linux and am satisfied that it works as advertised on both platforms.

However, it is my experience that GNU Make is available and widely used on AIX machines instead of the vendor's make.

We can either
1) apply this patch to the source tree, trivially providing support for IBM's idiosyncratic Make syntax without impacting other Makes, or
2) close this as a WONTFIX and document the fact that GNU Screen is intended to be built using GNU Make

Erik Falor <ewfalor>
Tue 28 Feb 2012 09:02:41 AM UTC, comment #1:

I contacted the reporter of this bug and he confirmed to use an AIX make. It is known to not understand 'ifeq' conditionals.

Attached is patch for confihgure.in and Makefile.in to avoid ifeq in Makefile.

More information about this issue can be found here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1327546/conditional-sections-in-aix-makefiles

(file #25200)

Tim Ruehsen <rockdaboot>
Fri 17 Jun 2011 07:46:33 PM UTC, original submission:

On AIX only

0|pchenrmn@myhost src $ uname -a
AIX myhost 3 5 00CB083F4C00

0|pchenrmn@cdnbwsb1 src $ make
"Makefile", line 29: make: 1254-055 Dependency line needs colon or double colon operator.
"Makefile", line 31: make: 1254-055 Dependency line needs colon or double colon operator.
make: 1254-058 Fatal errors encountered -- cannot continue.

Line concerned in osdef.h
29 ifeq (${ETCSCREENRC}, )
30 ETCSCREENRC=$(prefix)/etc/screenrc
31 endif

Commented Line 28,29 and 31, $(prefix) would be null if prefix was not set all the ways.

The commenting fixed that part.

pcthegreat[AT] gmail



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file #25200:  screen_noifeq.diff added by rockdaboot (916B - text/x-patch)


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