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bug #61700: Makefile.am: update for future automake changes

Submitter:  Bjarni Ingi Gislason <bjarniig>
Submitted:  Sat 18 Dec 2021 10:59:27 PM UTC
Category:  Core Severity:  1 - Wish
Item Group:  Build/Installation Status:  None
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Tue 28 Dec 2021 10:46:26 AM UTC, comment #1: 

It's something to be aware of, but if it doesn't break the build
today, it's a wishlist item, not "normal".

G. Branden Robinson <gbranden>
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Sat 18 Dec 2021 10:59:27 PM UTC, original submission:  

Subject: Makefile.am: update file with automake changes

  The file NEWS-2.0 in the automake repository states:

This file (NEWS-2.0) lists several incompatibilities planned for a
future Automake 2.0 release.


  - The ACLOCAL_AMFLAGS special make variable will be fully deprecated in
    Automake 2.0: it will raise warnings in the "obsolete" category (but
    still no hard error of course, for compatibilities with the many, many
    packages that still relies on that variable).  You are advised to
    start relying on the new Automake support for AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIRS
    instead (which was introduced in Automake 1.13).

-- End of citation

  Needed changes in groff

1) Makefile.am

  Add '#' in front of "ACLOCAL_AMFLAGS = -I m4 -I gnulib_m4" and add
something like

# "ACLOCAL_AMFLAGS" was replaced with
# "AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIRS([m4 gnulib_m4])" in configure.ac

2) configure.ac

Add line

AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIRS([m4 gnulib_m4])

3) bootstrap.conf

  Change "automake 1.12.8" to "automake 1.13"

Bjarni Ingi Gislason <bjarniig>


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        SummaryMakefile.am: update file with automake changes Makefile.am: update for future automake changes

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