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sr #110287: Two new test failures in automake-1.16.2 with autoconf-2.67b

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Fri 31 Jul 2020 02:37:30 AM UTC
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  Done
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Originator Email:  -email is unavailable- Open/Closed:  Closed
Operating System:  GNU/Linux
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Sat 01 Aug 2020 06:52:49 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Thanks for the bug report. I reproduced the problem and installed the attached patch to Autoconf master to fix it.

One of the Automake 1.16.2 tests is using an Autoconf feature that was removed in Autoconf 2.50; the patch works around the problem by having Autoconf merely issue a warning about the removed feature, instead of failing entirely, as this will be more backward-compatible. The patch also adds text to the Autoconf manual to inform users about the need for avoiding shell variables in header template file names.

(file #49599)

Paul Eggert <eggert>
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Fri 31 Jul 2020 02:37:30 AM UTC, original submission:  

With autoconf-2.67b, two automake-1.16.2 tests t/ and t/ ] now fail (previously, automake had no failures and old autoconf had the proverbial shedload, now autoconf has no failures.

System is linux x86_64, a variation of linuxfromscratch.

Unsure if this belongs with autoconf or automake, so initially reporting to autoconf as requested in the release announcement.



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file #49587:  automake-1.16.2-new-failures added by None (2KiB - application/octet-stream - The two failures)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2020-08-01 eggert Attached File- Added 0001-Fix-regression-that-broke-Automake-make-check.patch, #49599
        StatusNone Done
        Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    2020-07-31 None Attached File- Added automake-1.16.2-new-failures, #49587

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