Incorrect build under Mac OS X G5 (configure bug?)

Torbjorn Granlund tg-this-will-bounce-but-I-am-subscribed-to-the-list-honest at
Fri Dec 1 17:00:36 CET 2006

Vincent Lefevre <vincent at> writes:

  On 2006-12-01 13:43:08 +0100, Torbjorn Granlund wrote:
  > I have just one machine on which I can test this on, and I would like
  > to keep it pre-patch so that we can make sure it works with and
  > without the problematic Apple patch.
  > Could you try to locate what the critical difference between 2.59 and
  > 2.60 that solves this?
  There are too many changes in the configure file and after looking at
  the diff, I couldn't see any change related to darwin.
But one works and the other doesn't?  Then I bet all my programming
experience that there is a relevant difference.  :-)

  > I do not dare to upgrade from 2.59 for GMP 4.2.2, from experience
  > upgrading autoconf breaks things.  Instead, I'd like to extract the
  > relevant change, and put it in our (already patched) autoconf.
  I haven't had any problem with the new autoconf versions lately.
  Couldn't GMP pre-release versions allow to detect problems?
Probably, but then we have to design fixes.
It seems easier to address this one, than to open the can of worms
it usually means upgrading the autotools.

I will upgrade autotools for the next major release, but not for


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