[Bug 386779] [NEW] make fails on OS X at "date" call
Phil Hudson <lnchpd.20.philhudson <at> spamgourmet.com>
2009-06-13 18:42:45 GMT
Public bug reported:
On OS X, when running 'make' in /path/to/dvc/++build/ as per
instructions (that is, after running 'autoconf' and 'configure'), exits
abruptly with an error message citing unexpected 'date' behavior. (Sorry
not to have copied it, should be deterministically easy to reproduce).
1. Install gdate (typically by installing the GNU 'coreutils' package via MacPorts/Fink).
2. Symlink 'gdate' as 'date' in some path directory which appears earlier in $PATH than /bin/date.
DVC's 'make' then runs to successful completion on both 10.4.11 on Intel
and 10.5.6 on PPC, so probably works on all OS X.
Test for GNU 'date' in 'configure' and abort if not (or find a way to
make the build script work with OS X 'date').
It seems likely that this defect will occur on other BSD derivatives
(though I have no data to submit).
** Affects: dvc