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Re: Over-zealous error message

From: akim
Subject: Re: Over-zealous error message
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 01:30:27 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.3.18i

On Tue, Jun 26, 2001 at 10:04:52PM +0200, Tim Van Holder wrote:
> > I'm not sure if this has been reported before (it probably has),
> > but when bootstrapping libtool 1.4.cvs (and the same happens
> > with the 1.4 release) using autoconf 2.50 (or CVS HEAD), I get
> > these errors:
> >
> > configure.in:19: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_LIBLTDL_INSTALLABLE
> > configure.in:19: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_LIBLTDL_CONVENIENCE
> Actually, it no longer does this, as it now uses
>  AC_MSG_WARN([*** The top-level configure must select either])
>  AC_MSG_ERROR([*** Maybe you want to --enable-ltdl-install?])
> But this still looks like an awful kludge to me - users should not be
> required to bend over backwards like this.
usually, when you need to name a macro in an error message, you
want an M4 error, not sh.  Hence AC_FATAL.

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