[liblouis-liblouisxml] Has anyone else had this problem?

  • From: "John J. Boyer" <john.boyer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: liblouis-liblouisxml@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2011 11:35:16 -0500

I am using CentOS 5.6 on both a virtual private server in the cloud and 
on a Linux box here in the office. For a long time I was unable to build 
liblouisutdml on either. I sent a message to the CentOS mailing list 
reporting a bug in the distro's autotools. It seems that it has quite a 
loyal following, because I got back some mesages that were almost 
flames. However, someone did finally try to build liblouisutdml and 
discovered that the problem arose because long ago configure.ac had been 
edited in Windows, which introduced dos linebreaks. dos2unix solved the 
problem. I had also been having problems compiling liblouis on CentOS. 
dos2unix fixed these also. I guess this is a cautionary tale not to 
edit autotools files on Windows, but I'm puzzled, because I hadn't 
received any reports of problems, and the builds worked fine on an older 
version of Redhat Enterprise Linux.



John J. Boyer; President, Chief Software Developer
Abilitiessoft, Inc.
Madison, Wisconsin USA
Developing software for people with disabilities

For a description of the software, to download it and links to
project pages go to http://www.abilitiessoft.com

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