syntax error in configure.ac (cygwin python detection)
|Reported by:||jilles||Owned by:||Olly Betts|
The cygwin python detection added in r11804 contains a syntax error: the closing parenthesis should be inside the single-quotes, not outside. This means it can never have fulfilled the intended purpose.
(However, the build may have worked with ash variants as sh, because most of these have a bug that causes the extraneous parenthesis to be silently ignored. Python will then report a syntax error but this is not checked and
PYTHON_LIBS ends up empty as if r11804 weren't there.)
I plan to fix the ash bug (in FreeBSD sh in particular), which causes the shell to abort when it encounters the error, even if the cygwin case is not executed. This is also how I found this
After fixing the syntax error,
PYTHON_LIBS appears to be set to sensible values for python 2.6 and 3.1. I do not have Windows so I cannot check if the cygwin build now works.