Subject: Re: new m4 broken?
To: Greg Troxel <>
From: Thomas Klausner <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/22/2007 08:41:17
On Fri, Jul 20, 2007 at 12:10:42PM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
> Last night I started pkg_rolling-replace on a system, and it failed to
> build graphics/mng in an odd way, not finding a Makefile.  This package
> built fine on another system.  I noticed that the regenerated configure
> was very short, and that m4 had gone to 1.4.10.  I reverted m4 to
> 1.4.9nb1 and now mng builds fine.  I had a similar problem with
> print/cups and it's now ok as well.
> I installed m4 1.4.10 on a second machine and it broke in the same way.
> So I think something is wrong with m4 1.4.10, but I haven't a clue what.

I talked with the maintainers and Eric Blake came up with a fix --
pkgsrc now contains 1.4.10nb1 including the fix, please test if you
can still reproduce any problems (the mng one is definitely gone).