I was trying to retrieve the scilab branch as per instructions given in
wiki  . I managed to check in the branch .But on executing the configure
command (./configure --with-scilab=<path_scilab_
startup_script>) I get the message :bash: syntax error near unexpected
token `newline' . I'm not able to proceed further and build the module.
Can anyone please point out where I've gone wrong. These are the steps I've
1. aptitude install autoconf automake - I modified the command to sudo
apt-get install autoconf automake and installed the components.
2. Did the svn checkout -svn checkout
3. Changed directory and typed sh autogen.sh and then when I try to
configure I get the error as stated above.
So, I can't proceed further to make command.
Please help me out in this regard
 - http://wiki.scilab.org/SWIG%20and%20Scilab
*Anirudh V Raja
2nd Year U.G.
Department of Civil Engineering
National Institute Of Technology, Karnataka ,Surathkal*