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bootstrapping problem with Win2K and Cygwin

From: Jacob Cohen <cohen@rafb.net>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 15:12:49 -0800
Message-ID: <49109570834.20020212151249@rafb.net>
To: www-lib@w3.org
I cannot boostrap LibWWW under Win2K with Cygwin.

I check out the release from anonymous CVS as described on the web
site, and everything looks like it is in place.

However, when I run perl config/winConfigure.pl from within the libwww
directory, I get a few hundred lines resembling this:

what is ./Icons/32x32/Makefile.am:4:"
"?
what is ./Icons/32x32/Makefile.am:6:"   warning.gif \
"?
what is ./Icons/32x32/Makefile.am:7:"   caution.gif

And nothing seems to be generated. I have a strange suspicion that
there is some sort of newline compatibility problem happening between
the way my CVS checks things out in cygwin and the way the files are
checked in, but I have not noticed this on any other projects I've
checked out of CVS.

On line 35 of winConfigure.pl, I see what looks like where the message
is being generated,
($line eq "\n") || (warn "what is $file:$.:\"$line\"?\n");

I'm not a perl wizard, but it looks to me like what's happening here
is each line of the makefile is being reduced by extracting expected
elements, and when it is finished, only the newline is supposed to
remain.

a) I don't know why the blank lines aren't matching the 'eq "\n"' bit
b) I don't know why the continuations don't seem to be working for
condensing the multiple entries for the example above into a single
line.

Has anyone seen this before, or can anyone give a hint as to what
might be going wrong?

Thanks in advance.

-- 
Regards,
Jake                          mailto:cohen@rafb.net
Received on Tuesday, 12 February 2002 18:18:44 GMT

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