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Re: bug in autoconf-2.64

From: Mike Stump
Subject: Re: bug in autoconf-2.64
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 10:43:29 -0800

On Feb 22, 2011, at 6:13 AM, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 02/22/2011 03:49 AM, Mike Stump wrote:
>> I'm trying to run autoconf on darwin, and it requires autoconf-2.64.
> Have you tried with autoconf 2.68?

No...  [ pause ] I ripped out the require lines and tried with 2.68, same issue.

> If you want to regenerate that file, then you need to
> use the exact version of autoconf that the project documents, otherwise
> you risk all sorts of spurious diffs.

I am.

>> Net result, I can't regenerate configure files anymore.  :-(  I don't know 
>> which files to tease out of gcc to make a nice bug report,
> Oh, you could have mentioned that you were trying to run autoconf on gcc
> to begin with!  Indeed, regenerating configure files for gcc requires
> some specific steps; but those steps are better documented by asking on
> the gcc lists rather than here.

And they said, report the bug to you guys!

> Are you sure you're using the exact version of autoconf required by gcc,


> and not a pre-built autoconf for darwin

No, I am not.

> that might have vendor patches

No, downloaded from ftp.gnu.org.

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