[geos-devel] Msys Sed error

Mateusz Loskot mateusz at loskot.net
Tue Aug 28 19:51:31 EDT 2007

Charlie Savage wrote:
>> I checked the svn log configure.in and there have not been any 
>> changes applied recently, so I'm inclined to say there is no bug 
>> related in the GEOS build scripts.
> Um, well.  That means you give up compiling GEOS with mingw/msys. 
> Maybe not a great loss, but still probably worth doing.


Honestly, don't give up, rather I never used mingw/msys myself (yet),
so I'm not an expert of this tool chain.

Regardless of my personal experiences, I agree it's still worth to
support it.

> I did a quick look at where sed is used, but all the autoconf stuff 
> is fairly hard to wade through (at least for me).  Any sed experts in
>  the house using msys?

I did a fast scan with vim/grep through the configure.in and didn't
found anything suspicious, though the file is big and there are also a
few macros in geos/m4.

I just did a short test on Linux:
- generate configure
- run ./configure
and no warning or error came out, so I'm pretty sure this is something
MSys specific.

Here I've found something interesting:
check "Troubleshooting" section at the botton and 3rd Q&A.
Charlie, could you check if this workaround will shoot the problem?

Mateusz Loskot

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