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authorStefano Lattarini <>2012-03-09 12:43:55 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2012-03-09 19:39:51 (GMT)
commit213639494e897502b73648aebbf274e4ae0cb27e (patch)
parent56a33c8f1bb5cef11ddf046f7b570f527ea77d37 (diff)
configure: allow user to prevent $PATH "sanitization" on Solaris
On a Solaris 10 system with Solaris make installed as '/usr/xpg4/bin/make', GNU make installed as '/usr/local/bin/make', and with '/usr/local/bin' appearing in $PATH *before* '/usr/xpg4/bin', I was seeing errors like this upon invoking "make all": Usage : make [ -f makefile ][ -K statefile ]... make: Fatal error: Unknown option `-C' This happenes because the Git's Makefile, when running on Solaris, automatically "sanitizes" $PATH by prepending '/usr/xpg6/bin' and '/usr/xpg4/bin' to it in order to avoid using non-POSIX /bin/sh from being used. In the setup described above, however, this has an unintended consequence of forcing the use of Solaris make in recursive make invocations -- even if the $(MAKE) macro is being correctly used in them! When building without using the autoconf machinery, this can be solved by overriding $(SANE_TOOL_PATH). Teach the autoconf machinery to also allow users of ./configure to override it from the command line with a new --with-sane-tool-path option. Signed-off-by: Stefano Lattarini <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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+++ b/
@@ -137,6 +137,23 @@ if test -n "$1"; then
+# Directories holding "saner" versions of common or POSIX binaries.
+ [--with-sane-tool-path=DIR-1[[:DIR-2...:DIR-n]]],
+ [Directories to prepend to PATH in build system and generated scripts])],
+ [if test "$withval" = "no"; then
+ withval=''
+ else
+ AC_MSG_NOTICE([Setting SANE_TOOL_PATH to '$withval'])
+ fi
+ [# If the "--with-sane-tool-path" option was not given, don't touch
+ # SANE_TOOL_PATH here, but let defaults in Makefile take care of it.
+ # This should minimize spurious differences in the behaviour of the
+ # Git build system when configure is used w.r.t. when it is not.
+ :])
## Site configuration related to programs (before tests)
## --with-PACKAGE[=ARG] and --without-PACKAGE