[alsa-devel] Wierdness in alsa-driver configure script

Eliot Blennerhassett linux at audioscience.com
Wed Feb 10 22:59:56 CET 2010

checking for kernel version... 2.6.28-17-generic
checking for GCC version... ./configure: eval: line 5540: syntax error
near unexpected token `)'
./configure: eval: line 5540: `my_compiler_version=4.3.3-5ubuntu4)'
Kernel compiler:  Used compiler: gcc (Ubuntu 4.3.3-5ubuntu4) 4.3.3

gcc --version gives (yes, it is ugly!):
gcc (Ubuntu 4.3.3-5ubuntu4) 4.3.3
Copyright (C) 2008 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

The following change works for this particular case, but perhaps there
is a better answer?

--- a/configure.in
+++ b/configure.in
@@ -363,7 +363,7 @@ AC_DEFUN([CHECK_COMPILER], [
       if test -z "$ac_compiler_version"; then
-        ac_compiler_version="$i"
+        ac_compiler_version=`echo $i | sed -e

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