[vbox-dev] sed error, building on Mac OS X 10.5

Knut St. Osmundsen bird at sun.com
Wed Sep 30 01:48:31 PDT 2009

Jacques Du Preez wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to build VirtualBox on Mac OS X, 10.5. When I run
> ./configure I receive the following error: "sed: 1:
> "install_sh=/Users/jacqu ...": command i expects \ followed by text"
> It seems there's a problem with my sed. Has anyone else seen this
> error? Any ideas on how I can fix it? I am trying to find more info
> about it as I'm typing this, but other than that there's a problem with
> my sed I do not know...
> Thank you for any help or advice given, 

That's probably caused by some program or script that configure is
invoking.  Take a look at configure.log and use that to figure out where
it is in the detection process and which program/script on your system
which is failing.  If you cannot figure it out, you can try post the
configure.log here.


Kind regards / Mit freundlichen Gruessen / Vennlig hilsen,


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