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./configure: line 1575: syntax error near unexpected token `config.nice'

From: Melchior FRANZ <mfranz_at_aon.at>
Date: 2005-06-03 15:53:13 CEST

Hi,

I'm trying to compile svn 1.2.1 from the repository on Linux 2.6.11.7,
libc 2.3.3 with gcc 3.3.4 (pre 3.3.5 20040809; SuSE 9.2). Quite new
apr and apr-utils are installed.

Everything runs fine until I configure. This bails out with a complaint
about a syntax error in "SVN_CONFIG_NICE(config.nice)". Looks like it
doesn't know what SVN_CONFIG_NICE is meant to do. I found a definition
for it in build/ac-macros/svn-macros.m4, but this file is apparently
not read, nor is its name even mentioned in *any* of the files.

Now I wonder how this is supposed to work. From where should configure
know the definition of SVN_CONFIG_NICE. The documentation implies that
./autogen.sh && ./configure should be all that is necessary.

Can anyone give me a hint?

m.

PS: I know that I could download the tar.gz. But I have reasons for
    wanting to compile from the repository.

$ svn info
Path: .
URL: http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/branches/1.2.x
Repository UUID: 65390229-12b7-0310-b90b-f21a5aa7ec8e
Revision: 14958
Node Kind: directory
Schedule: normal
Last Changed Author: lundblad
Last Changed Rev: 14954
Last Changed Date: 2005-06-03 08:52:18 +0200 (Fri, 03 Jun 2005)
Properties Last Updated: 2005-06-03 11:46:13 +0200 (Fri, 03 Jun 2005)

$ ./autogen.sh
buildcheck: checking installation...
buildcheck: autoconf version 2.59 (ok)
buildcheck: autoheader version 2.59 (ok)
buildcheck: libtool version 1.5.8 (ok)
Copying libtool helper: /usr/share/aclocal/libtool.m4
Creating build-outputs.mk...
Creating svn_private_config.h.in...
Creating configure...

You can run ./configure now.

Running autogen.sh implies you are a maintainer. You may prefer
to run configure in one of the following ways:

./configure --enable-maintainer-mode
./configure --disable-shared
./configure --enable-maintainer-mode --disable-shared

Note: If you wish to run a Subversion HTTP server, you will need
Apache 2.0. See the INSTALL file for details.

$ ./configure
configure: Configuring Subversion 1.2.1
./configure: line 1575: syntax error near unexpected token `config.nice'
./configure: line 1575: `SVN_CONFIG_NICE(config.nice)'

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