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Item3473: RCS error when running configure

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Engine   Urgent Closed   patch 4.1.1

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Reported in TWiki:Support/RcsErrorWhenRunningConfigure:
When I attempt to run the configure command, underneith the CGI setup section, an error appears that says, Software error: Argument "/usr/bin/rcs" isn't numeric in numeric lt (<) at /srv/twiki/lib/TWiki/Configure/Checkers/RCS/Checker.pm line 51.


I found the answer! The rcs install program put all the compiled rcs commands into /usr/local/bin. The program was looking for them in /usr/bin. Modifying the installation path and remaking the rcs files solved the problem.

This needs to be fixed. Configure should not die because of an incorrect configure option.

-- PTh

I am raising this to urgent. To give a good first installation experience is important.

-- PTh

The whole checker was a bit suspect. Fixed.

Note that this change doesn't move the RCS paths to /usr/local/lib, as most linux distributions place them in /usr/bin.

It would probably be more sensible to remove the paths altogether.


This one was also marked as patch and only checked into MAIN.


I have now merged it into Patch04x01


Summary RCS error when running configure
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
Codebase 4.1.0
SVN Range TWiki-4.1.0, Mon, 15 Jan 2007, build 12567
AppliesTo Engine

Priority Urgent
CurrentState Closed

Checkins 12609 12665
TargetRelease patch
ReleasedIn 4.1.1
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Topic revision: r8 - 2007-02-05 - JasonHill
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