[Python-Dev] What does this mean?

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Sun Nov 30 12:06:36 CET 2008

skip at pobox.com schrieb:
>     I just ran "svn up" in my 2.6 sandbox and got this warning about the
>     configure script:
>         svn: File 'configure' has inconsistent newlines
>         svn: Inconsistent line ending style
>     I don't see any newlines other than just LF.  Is some property on the
>     file hosed?
> I should point out that it is 'M'odified in my sandbox, but I just ran
> autoconf (v2.63) to recreate it from a modified configure.in.

Happens for me too. I investigated a bit and found that autoconf inserts a
literal \r, i.e. chr(13), into the generated configure, and that trips up
svn. It occurs at the definition of "ac_cr".

I've since always asked Benjamin regenerate configure, who seems to have
a setup where ac_cr isn't inserted into the generated file.


Thus spake the Lord: Thou shalt indent with four spaces. No more, no less.
Four shall be the number of spaces thou shalt indent, and the number of thy
indenting shall be four. Eight shalt thou not indent, nor either indent thou
two, excepting that thou then proceed to four. Tabs are right out.

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