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sr #110352: "Specific warnings options for autoreconf" test can fail due to buggy third party macros

Submitter:  Zack Weinberg <zackw>
Submitted:  Sat 31 Oct 2020 02:30:52 PM UTC
Priority:  * 5 - Unprioritized Severity:  2 - Minor
Status:  Done Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Closed
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Mon 02 Nov 2020 10:24:26 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Fixed by 45f1c8ba95c84a2980aa2ed3d03f1674fcc114fa.

Zack Weinberg <zackw>
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Sat 31 Oct 2020 02:30:52 PM UTC, original submission:  

If there are third-party .m4 files visible to aclocal, that trigger warnings or errors, the "Specific warnings options for autoreconf" test ( will fail when autoreconf runs aclocal.  For instance:

275. testing Specific warnings options for autoreconf ...
./ automake --version || exit 77
automake (GNU automake) 1.16.1
Copyright (C) 2018 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License GPLv2+: GNU GPL version 2 or later <>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

Written by Tom Tromey <>
       and Alexandre Duret-Lutz <>.
./ autoreconf -Werror -Wall
> aclocal: warnings are treated as errors
> /opt/csw/share/aclocal/gtk.m4:7: warning: underquoted definition of AM_PATH_GTK
> /opt/csw/share/aclocal/gtk.m4:7:   run info Automake 'Extending aclocal'
> /opt/csw/share/aclocal/gtk.m4:7:   or see
> autoreconf: error: aclocal failed with exit status: 1
./ exit code was 1, expected 0
275. 275. Specific warnings options for autoreconf ( FAILED (

We should make the test suite run aclocal in a way that prevents it from reading third-party .m4 files.

(Originally reported by Dagobert as part of sr #110320, logs extracted from file #49872.)

Zack Weinberg <zackw>
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