Charles Darwin macports.users at
Sat Aug 2 12:24:30 PDT 2008

On 2-Aug-08, at 3:20 PM, Rainer Müller wrote:

> Charles Darwin wrote:
>> How do I insert  arguments to Configure phase? In particular for  
>> bash  I want to have the following:
> There is no way to add arbitrary configure arguments. Usually, a  
> variant is created if you want to use an optional feature.
>> ./configure --enable-bang-history --enable-brace-expansion -- 
>> enable- command-timing --enable-cond-command --enable-alias -- 
>> enable-arith-for- command --enable-extended-glob --enable-help- 
>> builtin --enable-history  --enable-job-control --enable-multibyte -- 
>> enable-process-substitution  --enable-progcomp --enable-prompt- 
>> string-decoding --enable-readline -- enable-select --enable- 
>> separate-helpfiles --enable-single-help-strings
> I am the maintainer of bash. These options are listed as optional  
> in ./configure --help for bash, but some seem to be enabled by  
> default (e.g. command timing, job control, help builtin). What are  
> you missing from the default install?
> Rainer

`help builtin' for one. These all point to the  same page.

$ man builtin
$ man bash
$ man history

Is `--enable-progcomp' enabled by default too? How can I tell?   


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