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Bug 740582 - Not all shells support the += syntax
Not all shells support the += syntax
Product: GEGL
Classification: Other
Component: build
git master
Other FreeBSD
: Normal normal
: 0.3.0
Assigned To: Default Gegl Component Owner
Default Gegl Component Owner
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-11-23 16:45 UTC by Ting-Wei Lan
Modified: 2014-11-23 17:18 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

[PATCH] Support shells which do not recognize the += syntax (804 bytes, patch)
2014-11-23 16:46 UTC, Ting-Wei Lan
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Description Ting-Wei Lan 2014-11-23 16:45:22 UTC
/bin/sh on some systems do not recognize the += syntax, so we should not use it in

I cannot build gegl on FreeBSD because of the use of +=:

checking whether the shell understands "+="... no
checking for BABL... yes
./configure: GLIB_PACKAGES+= gio-unix-2.0: not found
  CC       gegl-gio.lo
gegl-gio.c:26:10: fatal error: 'gio/gunixinputstream.h' file not found
#include <gio/gunixinputstream.h>
1 error generated.
Makefile:784: recipe for target 'gegl-gio.lo' failed
Comment 1 Ting-Wei Lan 2014-11-23 16:46:51 UTC
Created attachment 291309 [details] [review]
[PATCH] Support shells which do not recognize the += syntax
Comment 2 Michael Natterer 2014-11-23 17:18:51 UTC
Thanks, fixed in master:

commit 4717b19118eb124a2d8d53497f5e8d587b6e4cc9
Author: Ting-Wei Lan <>
Date:   Mon Nov 24 00:39:59 2014 +0800

    Bug 740582 - Not all shells support the += syntax
    configure: support shells which do not recognize the += syntax. | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)