[tex-live] configure can't handle pathnames with spaces

Martin Schröder martin at oneiros.de
Tue Aug 14 11:09:51 CEST 2007

the pdftex project just got a bug report that our build script can't
handle pathnames with spaces

Since our build script is just a wrapper around "configure;make", this
most likely applies to texlive also and should better be fixed there.
Also here we can find more shell-foo. :-)

My understanding is that configure crashes because variables like
$ac_config_sub can contain spaces but are not properly quoted when


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