[Rd] configure issue (PR#9379)

From: <gml4410_at_ggr.co.uk>
Date: Thu 23 Nov 2006 - 14:19:59 GMT

Full_Name: Gordon Lack
Version: 2.4.0
OS: Redhat Linux AS2.1
Submission from: (NULL) (

Not sure whether this is a configure issue or an R one.

It's only a minor issue, so this is really just FYI.

The code in configure checks for the version of makeinfo by splitting the version string into a major and minor component. The tests on these assume they are numeric.

RHAS2.1 shipped with a makeinfo version of "4.0b"

The result is this:

checking whether makeinfo version is at least 4.7...  ./configure: test: 0b: integer expression expected yes

ie: an error reported, but the test passed (4.0b > 4.7!!!).

And there is no command line option to tell configure not to run the makeinfo commands (you can set r_cv_prog_makeinfo_v4=0 in your environment, but that isn't "right").

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