bugGNU Screen - Bugs: bug #38201, Autoconf error


bug #38201: Autoconf error

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Wed 30 Jan 2013 07:41:28 AM UTC  
Category: Build/InstallSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalStatus: Confirmed
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: Alexander Naumov <anaumov>
Open/Closed: ClosedRelease: Cur Dev Sources
Fixed Release: NonePlanned Release: None
Work Required: None

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Wed 03 Jun 2015 10:01:39 PM UTC, comment #1:

Yes, it looks like Scientific_Linux_5.8 has autoconf-2.59-12 [1], but the macro AC_USE_SYSTEM_EXTENSIONS was added to autoconf since version 2.60 [2].

So... just update autoconf and have a lot of fun ;-)

Your patch is already in git.

Thank you for contribute,

[1] http://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/slf58/x86_64/SL/
[2] https://www.gnu.org/software/autoconf/manual/autoconf.html#Posix-Variants

Alexander Naumov <anaumov>
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Wed 30 Jan 2013 07:41:28 AM UTC, original submission:

Running autogen.sh gives the following error.

$ > ./autogen.sh
configure.in:48: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_USE_SYSTEM_EXTENSIONS
If this token and others are legitimate, please use m4_pattern_allow.
See the Autoconf documentation.
autoreconf: /usr/bin/autoconf failed with exit status: 1

This is with commit cbaa666 and:

$ > cat /proc/version
Linux version 2.6.18-308.20.1.el5 (brewbuilder@norob.fnal.gov) (gcc version 4.1.2 20080704 (Red Hat 4.1.2-52)) #1 SMP Tue Nov 13 11:54:02 EST 2012

$ > cat /etc/issue
Scientific Linux release 5.8 (Boron)
Kernel \r on an \m



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file #32537:  0001-Add-AC_PREREQ-to-specify-min-autoconf-version.patch added by None (735B - application/octet-stream - This patch fixes autoconf issues on Debian/Ubuntu, and should cause older incompatible autoconf versions to present a reasonable error message.)


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Wed 03 Jun 2015 10:01:39 PM UTCanaumovStatusNone=>Confirmed
    Wed 03 Jun 2015 04:57:39 PM UTCanaumovAssigned toNone=>anaumov
    Mon 24 Nov 2014 09:14:31 PM UTCNoneAttached File-=>Added 0001-Add-AC_PREREQ-to-specify-min-autoconf-version.patch, #32537

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