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Re: Error message doesn't say, "error"

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: Error message doesn't say, "error"
Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2009 11:44:40 -0500

   Without some clear marker, it is more than a little hard to find.
   This is line 414 of 619 lines of typescript text:

    configure.ac:9: version `sharutils_version' doesn't follow Gnits standards

That is how error messages in GNU look like, and have looked like for
the past 20 years.  You can grep for `configure.ac:[0-9]*:` to find
all error messages or use compilation-mode in emacs or some similar
editor.  See `(standards) Errors' for further variants of error

Where do you get this error from?  I cannot find it in gnulib,
sharutils or autoconf.  I suspect that the check is actually wrong,
and not your version number even though one tends to use a three group
for alpha/beta releases, and two groups for real releases.

   Any help at all would be appreciated.  The sharutils build has been
   broken for a couple of years now.  Thanks!

By the way, the `latest' version (i.e. old :-) is avaiable at

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