bugGNUstep - Bugs: bug #52793, autoreconf fails


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bug #52793: autoreconf fails

Submitted by:  Yavor Doganov <yavor>
Submitted on:  Wed 03 Jan 2018 12:11:55 PM UTC  
Category: BackendSeverity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: BugStatus: Ready For Test
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: Fred Kiefer <FredKiefer>
Open/Closed: In Test

Sun 07 Jan 2018 01:50:26 PM UTC, comment #1:

I applied your patch. Thank you very much for it.

Fred Kiefer <FredKiefer>
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Wed 03 Jan 2018 12:11:55 PM UTC, original submission:

This is similar to Bug #52779 but not identical, so I'm reporting it as a separate bug.

This is because newer pkg.m4 macros now use m4_pattern_forbid to reserve their own namespace. Proposed patch attached.

P.S. PKG_PROG_PKG_CONFIG is AC_REQUIREd by PKG_CHECK_MODULES and generally shouldn't be necessary to be called explicitly. However, the first call to PKG_CHECK_MODULES (for xext) is conditional and that's why the macro is not expanded and later it fails to detect cairo. If you use AS_IF instead of plain "if" autoconf would be able to "see" that and the AC_REQUIRE machinery would work. So, either an explicit call to PKG_PROG_PKG_CONFIG is neeeded, or rewrite the if statement as

AS_IF([test "$HAVE_LIBXext" = no], [PKG_CHECK_MODULES([XEXT], [xext])])

Yavor Doganov <yavor>


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Sun 07 Jan 2018 01:50:26 PM UTCFredKieferStatusNone=>Ready For Test
      Assigned toNone=>FredKiefer
      Open/ClosedOpen=>In Test
    Wed 03 Jan 2018 12:11:55 PM UTCyavorAttached File-=>Added 0001-Fix-autoreconf-failure.patch, #42799

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