File permision errors on win98 with net release candidate

Chris Faylor
Fri Mar 17 08:02:00 GMT 2000

On Fri, Mar 17, 2000 at 07:55:49AM -0800, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>--- John Fortin <> wrote:
>> Earnie Boyd wrote:
>> > Hi John,
>> >
>> > Your problem might be due to autoconf itself.  I've been working with
>> modifying
>> > autoconf to work with Amol's ntport of zsh and had to modify it to look for
>> > m4.exe, gawk.exe, etc instead of just m4, gawk, etc.  The function is
>> > AC_PATH_PROG in acgeneral.m4.  You'll have to modify the configure by hand
>> to
>> > bootstrap.  See line 545 of configure for the check for gm4, gnum4 and m4.
>> >
>> > Earnie.
>> >
>> Hi Earnie,
>>     But this worked in the past without any problems.  And other packages are
>> broken too ( grep, fileutils for instance).
>Uhm, what shell are you using?  It appears that `test -f' isn't working
>correctly for you.

Can someone take a look at the configure code that is failing, pare it down
to a simple test case and either report it here or, even better, run strace
on a failing shell and send it here?


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