Issue #8071 has been reported by psanford (Peter Sanford).

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Bug #8071: Ruby 2.0 ./configure fails with syntax error on Illumos distributions
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/8071

Author: psanford (Peter Sanford)
Status: Open
Priority: Normal
Assignee: 
Category: 
Target version: 
ruby -v: ruby 2.0.0p0


Trying to build Ruby 2.0 on Illumos distributions, ./configure fails with the following syntax error:

./configure: line 2780: syntax error at line 19075: `(' unexpected

The problem code is in this function: 

shvar_to_cpp() {
    local var="$1" val="$2"
    local exec_prefix_pat="`echo \"${exec_prefix}\" | sed 's/\\./\\\\./g'`"
    local arch_pat="`echo \"${arch}\" | sed 's/\\./\\\\./g'`"
    local sitearch_pat="`echo \"${sitearch}\" | sed 's/\\./\\\\./g'`"
    val="`echo '"'"${val}"'"' |
        sed \
            -e 's/\${\([A-Z][A-Z_]*\)}/"\1"/g' \
            -e 's|\${sitearchlibdir}|'"${sitearchlibdir}|g" \
            -e 's|\${sitearchincludedir}|'"${sitearchincludedir}|g" \
            -e 's|\${archlibdir}|'"${archlibdir}|g" \
            -e 's|\${archincludedir}|'"${archincludedir}|g" \
            -e 's|\${libdir}|'"${libdir}|g" \
            -e 's/\${ruby_version}/"RUBY_LIB_VERSION"/g' \
            -e 's/\${arch}/"arch"/g' \
            -e 's/\${sitearch}/"arch"/g' \
            -e 's/\${vendorarchdir}/"RUBY_VENDOR_ARCH_LIB"/g' \
            -e 's/\${sitearchdir}/"RUBY_SITE_ARCH_LIB"/g' \
            -e 's/\${vendorlibdir}/"RUBY_VENDOR_LIB2"/g' \
            -e 's/\${sitelibdir}/"RUBY_SITE_LIB2"/g' \
            -e 's/\${vendordir}/"RUBY_VENDOR_LIB"/g' \
            -e 's/\${sitedir}/"RUBY_SITE_LIB"/g' \
            -e 's/\${rubylibdir}/"RUBY_LIB"/g' \
            -e 's/\${rubylibprefix}/"RUBY_LIB_PREFIX"/g' \
            -e 's/\${rubyarchprefix}/"RUBY_ARCH_PREFIX_FOR(arch)"/g' \
            -e 's/\${rubysitearchprefix}/"RUBY_SITEARCH_PREFIX_FOR(arch)"/g' \
            -e 's/\${exec_prefix}/"RUBY_EXEC_PREFIX"/g' \
            -e "s|${exec_prefix_pat}/|"'"RUBY_EXEC_PREFIX"/|g' \
            -e "s|${arch_pat}|"'"arch"|g' \
            -e "s|${sitearch_pat}|"'"sitearch"|g' \
            -e 's|^\"NONE/|RUBY_EXEC_PREFIX\"/|' \
            -e 's|^\"NONE\"|\"'"${prefix}"'\"|' \
            -e 's/^\"\"\(.\)/\1/;s/\(.\)\"\"$/\1/'
        `"
    eval $var='"$val"'
}

Specifically these two lines:
            -e 's/\${rubyarchprefix}/"RUBY_ARCH_PREFIX_FOR(arch)"/g' \
            -e 's/\${rubysitearchprefix}/"RUBY_SITEARCH_PREFIX_FOR(arch)"/g' \


I tested this on both SmartOS and OmniOS. On both of these distributions /bin/sh is ksh93. 

I was able to work around this problem by using the GNU version of sh or bash instead of /bin/sh.


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