bugmake - Bugs: bug #50648, GMake 4.2.1 --with-guile fails...


bug #50648: GMake 4.2.1 --with-guile fails silently if installed Guile version is higher than 2.0

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Mon 27 Mar 2017 07:16:27 AM UTC  
Severity: 3 - NormalItem Group: Bug
Status: FixedPrivacy: Public
Assigned to: Paul D. Smith <psmith>Open/Closed: Closed
Component Version: 4.2.1Operating System: POSIX-Based
Fixed Release: SCMTriage Status: None

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Sun 04 Jun 2017 10:52:36 PM UTC, comment #1:

A fix has been pushed and will be in the next release. Thank you for filing a report!

Paul D. Smith <psmith>
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Mon 27 Mar 2017 07:16:27 AM UTC, original submission:


This is on macOS with stock:


When you build --with-guile the configure script hard-codes "guile-2.0" (and an earlier guile version) as the Guile package to check for. But if you have guile-2.2 or anything higher than 2.0, the check will fail and guile will not be included.

This also causes the very convenient homebrew version of make to fail to install with guile despite passing

homebrew install make --with-guile

In my case I had installed guile-2.2 via homebrew and the make builed failed to find it.

The problem is NOT with homebrew; it is in the configure script that comes with make

Is there a way to make that check for >= 2.0 rather than == 2.0? That would make it consistent with the stated goal in the make 4.0 release notes:


|Currently GNU Guile 1.8 and 2.0+ are supported.



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file #40621:  0001-Allow-building-with-Guile-2.2.patch added by dm0 (1001B - text/x-patch - I'd also like to switch to Guile 2.2. Here is a patch to configure.ac to search for it.)


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Sun 04 Jun 2017 10:52:36 PM UTCpsmithStatusNone=>Fixed
      Assigned toNone=>psmith
      Fixed ReleaseNone=>SCM
    Mon 08 May 2017 10:25:00 PM UTCdm0Attached File-=>Added 0001-Allow-building-with-Guile-2.2.patch, #40621

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