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Re[2]: Is AX_PATH_GENERIC() broken?

From: Vadim Zeitlin
Subject: Re[2]: Is AX_PATH_GENERIC() broken?
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2010 00:32:03 +0200

On Sat, 26 Jun 2010 11:07:54 +0200 Francesco Salvestrini <address@hidden> wrote:

FS> By looking into the produced 'configure' script you should find that 
FS> AX_PATH_GENERIC has been partially expanded. You just copied the 
FS> AX_PATH_GENERIC macro without its dependencies (AX_COMPARE_VERSION).

 Sorry, you're perfectly right and this was indeed the problem. I just
completely failed to see this on my own although I spent a long time trying
to find what was I doing wrong as I was pretty sure that such an often used
macro should work...

FS> >  It would be great if somebody could look into this because
FS> > AX_PATH_GENERIC() definitely looks like a useful macro (although it's
FS> > unfortunate that it doesn't provide --without-library option to disable 
FS> > use of the library entirely, it would have been perfect if it did) but it
FS> > just can't be used currently.
FS> That could be an enhancement for the next revision, AC_ARG_WITH comes
FS> handy at the moment. 

 I'll try to propose a patch adding this enhancement as a form of
compensation for my stupid question. It will have to wait until I get back
from my current trip though as I have no Internet connection to speak of
right now.

FS> >  Thanks in advance,
FS> > VZ
FS> Thank you for your feedback. Sorry for this delayed reply.

 Thanks for your help and sorry once again for not thinking to check
configure myself,

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