bugmake - Bugs: bug #37307, Update gettext macros used within...


bug #37307: Update gettext macros used within GNU make' autoconf script

Submitted by:  Brad Smith <brad0>
Submitted on:  Mon 10 Sep 2012 03:10:10 AM UTC  
Severity:  3 - Normal Item Group:  Build/Install
Status:  Fixed Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  Paul D. Smith <psmith> Open/Closed:  Closed
Component Version:  4.0 Operating System:  None
Fixed Release:  4.0 Triage Status:  None

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Sun 30 Sep 2012 03:21:15 AM UTC, comment #7: 

OK, fix committed.

Paul D. Smith <psmith>
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Sun 30 Sep 2012 03:04:36 AM UTC, comment #6: 

The macros in question do not come from autoconf. They come from gettext and if you do not set the minimum version within configure.ac to 0.17 or newer the appropriate macros will NOT be included in the distfile. Simply having the correct version of gettext installed when the distfile is being generated is not enough. The version in configure.ac HAS to be bumped up.

Brad Smith <brad0>
Sun 30 Sep 2012 02:55:37 AM UTC, comment #5: 

I don't think I'm being clear.  The contents of the config directory in the distribution are not kept in the GNU make source tree (check: you won't see them there).

They are copied into the distribution when the person who creates the distribution runs "make dist", and that is what is released.  So the versions of those macros are from whatever version of autoconf is installed on the system of the person who does the "make dist", when that is done.  I believe that the version in configure.in is merely a lower-bound; if you don't have at least that version installed then the autoreconf will fail.  But if you have the newer version installed, then that's what will be used.

Or, do you think that there are multiple versions of the GETTEXT macros available in each gettext installation and the one associated with the version in configure.in is used?  That could be true: I don't know.

Paul D. Smith <psmith>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Thu 27 Sep 2012 07:03:30 AM UTC, comment #4: 

I haven't seen anything commited to the CVS repo yet to fix this.

Brad Smith <brad0>
Mon 10 Sep 2012 05:05:39 AM UTC, comment #3: 

To be clear simply having newer gettext installed is not enough and running autoreconf is not enough. The macros as shipped within config/ within the distfile need to be updated.

Brad Smith <brad0>
Mon 10 Sep 2012 05:03:01 AM UTC, comment #2: 

The macros that ship in the distfile in config/ are what matters. I think if I understand the tools correctly that it requires bumping the verseion in configure.in up to 0.18 and running autopoint before then running autoreconf.

Brad Smith <brad0>
Mon 10 Sep 2012 04:52:56 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Just to be clear the current behavior works OK if the package is built with a new-enough gettext installed, right?  It generates the right output if you have 0.18 installed even though the GNU make autoconf script is still asking for 0.14.1?

You want to ensure that people are using the newer gettext to avoid having the package built with older versions... is that correct?

Paul D. Smith <psmith>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Mon 10 Sep 2012 03:10:10 AM UTC, original submission:  

Please bump the gettext version for the AM_GNU_GETTEXT_VERSION macro within the autoconf script (configure.in) from the current 0.14.1 to 0.18 to resolve an issue with the autoconf macro not being able to find the iconv/intl shared libraries on OpenBSD and staticically linking.

Brad Smith <brad0>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2012-09-30 psmith StatusNone => Fixed
        Assigned toNone => psmith
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
        Fixed ReleaseNone => 4.0

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