Bash error

Michael A. Peters mpeters at
Wed Jun 7 21:04:34 PDT 2000

>  > /tam/usr/src/glibc-build (0 Mb)# CC=/usr/local/gcc2952/bin/gcc\
>  > > ../glibc-2.1.3/configure --prefix=/usr --enable-add-ons
>  > bash: --prefix=/usr: No such file or directory
>There are a few problems with glibc-2.1.3 and bash-2.04. Glibc breaks
>POSIX standards regarding variable names (it uses underscores whereas
>they are illegal. Or were it dashes. Either way it breaks some standard
>and bash-2.04 starts complaining about it since it's aware of those
>POSIX rules). The above error isn't related to this glibc-2.1.3 problem,
>but even if you were to solve the bash --prefix=/usr error, you will get
>into compilation problems later.
>You'll have to install bash-2.03 or older (in say /usr/local/bash203) on
>your normal system, start that shell (/usr/local/bash203/bin/bash) and
>then run glibc's installation commands.

Is this universal? 'cause I compiled glibc-2.1.3 under Bash 2.0.4 and 
it worked...

I had a working glibc-2.1.3 when I did so.

Michael A. Peters--
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