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sr #110420: autoreconf: possibly undefined macro: AC_MSG_CHECKING

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Sun 10 Jan 2021 06:52:14 PM UTC
Priority:  * 5 - Unprioritized Severity:  3 - Normal
Status:  Invalid Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  Closed Operating System:  GNU/Linux
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Fri 08 Dec 2023 04:10:24 PM UTC, comment #2: 

In general, there is no guarantee that `autoreconf -i` will be enough to set up a git checkout to be built.  Each project needs to document how to do this for itself.  It looks like, for libgda at the time of the bug report, you were supposed to use instead.

Zack Weinberg <zackw>
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Sun 10 Jan 2021 07:24:51 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Looks like installing autoconf-archive fixed the issue. I don't know why, though. Anyway, sorry for the noise.

Sun 10 Jan 2021 06:52:14 PM UTC, original submission:  

autoreconf fails with current autoconf git master for libgda 5.2.10.

$ autoreconf --version
autoreconf (GNU Autoconf) 2.70.17-66fda

$ git clone
$ cd libgda/
$ git co LIBGDA_5_2_10
$ autoreconf -fi

...snip... error: possibly undefined macro: AC_MSG_CHECKING
      If this token and others are legitimate, please use m4_pattern_allow.
      See the Autoconf documentation. error: possibly undefined macro: AC_MSG_RESULT
autoreconf: error: /usr/bin/autoconf failed with exit status: 1



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