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which version of GNU m4 does pkgsrc assume? (was: devel/autoconf fails to build on MacOS X)
Am 20.01.2009 um 00:08 schrieb Greg Troxel:
I wonder if this is really a macos 10.4.1 bug.
You said autoconf and then automake. I built them both on 10.5.6/i386
with no trouble. It has gnu m4 1.4.6
sorry, I meant autoconf only. MacOS 10.4.11 has GNU m4 1.4.2
So perhaps the fix is to add something in tools that gm4 is broken on
yes, maybe, if it has a more general effect than just on building
Or, perhaps there is really a bug in autoconf with the wrong number of
arguments but only the m4 on 10.4 detects this.
conceivable, of course.
http://directory.fsf.org/project/autoconf/ says that in order to
install autoconf (as of Apr. 10, 2008) GNU m4 1.4.5 or later would be
The same statement can be found at http://www.gnu.org/software/
So it looks like this is not a Mac OS specific issue at all. It will
hit any OS that still ships/shipped with an older version of GNU m4
(looking at the settings in pkgsrc/mk/tools, only Linux and Darwin
should be affected by default).
How do we deal with that?
Does pkgsrc make any explicit assumption of the minimum version
number of TOOLS_PLATFORM.gm4? It appears that it assumes 1.4 or later
Do other packages care?
Should we try to detect the version of TOOLS_PLATFORM.gm4 when
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