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Re: GNU autoconf-2.66 released [stable]

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: GNU autoconf-2.66 released [stable]
Date: Sat, 3 Jul 2010 15:53:43 -0400 (EDT)

----- "Roberto Bagnara" <address@hidden> wrote:

> On 07/03/2010 01:30 AM, Eric Blake wrote:
> > The GNU Autoconf team is pleased to announce the stable release of
> > Autoconf 2.66.
> After upgrading from Autoconf 2.65 to Autoconf 2.66 the line
>    AC_CHECK_SIZEOF([int*])
> results into this error
> $ autoreconf
> configure.ac:651: error: AC_CHECK_SIZEOF: requires literal arguments
> ../../lib/autoconf/types.m4:765: AC_CHECK_SIZEOF is expanded from...
> configure.ac:651: the top level

Thanks for the report, and sorry for the regression.  Does this
(untested) patch fix things for you?

Unfortunately, I'm not in a position to release 2.67 for another
two weeks, but hopefully distros will pick this up if it helps,
as part of their distro version of 2.66.

diff --git a/lib/autoconf/types.m4 b/lib/autoconf/types.m4
index ee07148..9f482da 100644
--- a/lib/autoconf/types.m4
+++ b/lib/autoconf/types.m4
@@ -763,7 +763,7 @@ Remove this warning and the `AC_CACHE_CHECK' when you 
adjust the code.])
 # ---------------------------------------------------------------
-[AS_LITERAL_IF([$1], [],
+[AS_LITERAL_IF(m4_translit([[$1]], [*], [p]), [],
               [m4_fatal([$0: requires literal arguments])])]dnl
 [# The cast to long int works around a bug in the HP C Compiler
 # version HP92453-01 B.11.11.23709.GP, which incorrectly rejects

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