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sr #103105: Problems compiling m4 on Sinix ver 5.45

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Submitted on:  Tue 01 Jun 2004 01:49:49 PM UTC  
Category: NonePriority: 5 - Normal
Severity: 3 - NormalStatus: Need Info
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: Eric Blake <ericb>
Originator Email: -unavailable-Open/Closed: Open
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Sun 28 May 2006 08:45:52 PM UTC, comment #1:

Sorry for the long delay in replying; the web forum has not been as actively followed as the -unavailable- mailing list.

Do you still have problems with m4-1.4.4? If so, I think it will be solved by moving to automake for the upcoming m4-1.4.5. Automake provides the 'missing' script so that calling 'make' on the tarball works just fine if you don't have makeinfo but also didn't modify m4.texinfo.

As for messages from configure, it is not an error if we cause compiler error messages when discovering limitations of your system; it is only an error if the configure script guesses wrong. m4 is built to work around systems lacking SA_ONSTACK, for example.

Eric Blake <ericb>
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Tue 01 Jun 2004 01:49:49 PM UTC, original submission:


I am trying to port m4 ver 1.4 to Sinix version 5.45 and am getting the following errors when I run "make"

# make
make: No suffix list.
CONFIG_FILES= CONFIG_HEADERS=config.h ./config.status
creating config.h
config.h is unchanged
for subdir in doc lib src checks examples; do \
echo making all in $subdir; \
(cd $subdir && make CC='cc -Xc' CFLAGS='-g' LDFLAGS='' LIBS='' prefix='/usr/local' exec_prefix='/usr/local' bindir='/usr/local/bin' infodir='/usr/local/info' all) || exit 1; \
making all in doc
make: No suffix list.
cd . && makeinfo m4.texinfo
sh: makeinfo: not found
make: *** Error code 1

make: Fatal error.
make: *** Error code 1

make: Fatal error.

Also configure gives the following errors in config.log

This file contains any messages produced by compilers while
running configure, to aid debugging if configure makes a mistake.

configure 1737: [error]: CFE1065 expected a ";"
choke me /* SA_ONSTACK and/or SV_ONSTACK are not defined */

configure 1735: [warning]: CFE1177 variable "i" was declared but never referenced
struct rlimit r; int i; getrlimit (RLIMIT_STACK, &r)

Any help would be most appreciated.



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