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Re: bug#20733: coreutils build problem

From: Michael Felt
Subject: Re: bug#20733: coreutils build problem
Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2015 15:15:13 +0200

This is reassuring. Thank you for the reply.

On Fri, Jun 5, 2015 at 3:05 PM, Eric Blake <address@hidden> wrote:

> On 06/05/2015 04:45 AM, Michael Felt wrote:
> [we tend to avoid top-posting on technical lists, as it makes it harder
> to follow the flow of the message]
> > My "fear" is that autoconf has introduced this "catch-all" as I have been
> > running into it more frequently of late (first time was last November
> when
> > I took my first attempt at packaging gcc.)
> >
> Paul's patch was specific to a coreutils file.  So far, I have not seen
> any evidence of autoconf introducing 'for x in ;' anywhere in configure.
>  If you are seeing the same problem in multiple packages, so far it is
> because each package has made a similar mistake in their local
> configuration files.
> > I shall look at the patch and let you know - however, regardless of
> whether
> > it works or not - is this something that autoconf is introducing, read
> > changed - requiring you to make a patch. If so, while from autoconf
> > perspective all may be well - it is not very user-friendly. (I just do
> not
> > understand autoconf well enough to make that distinction).
> If the syntax error is in autoconf.ac or in Makefile.am, then it is the
> package that wrote the file at fault.  If the syntax error is not in
> anything the package provides, but appears in the generated configure
> file, then it is more likely to be in automake or autoconf.
> --
> Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
> Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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