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Re: autoupdate: "ERROR: end of file in string"

From: Marko Lindqvist
Subject: Re: autoupdate: "ERROR: end of file in string"
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2021 14:49:30 +0200

On Fri, 8 Jan 2021 at 14:28, Marko Lindqvist <cazfi74@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 5 Jan 2021 at 01:56, Marko Lindqvist <cazfi74@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Running autoupdate for any active freeciv branch (git clone
> > https://github.com/freeciv/freeciv.git) results in an error like:
> >
> > /usr/bin/m4:/tmp/au5cPMMa/ac.m4:1100: ERROR: end of file in string
> > autoupdate: error: /usr/bin/m4 failed with exit status: 1
> >
> > I'm on Debian Testing (Bullseye). I've tested with both autoupdate
> > that Debian ships (autoconf-2.69) and one of self-compiled
> > autoconf-2.70.
>  This seems to be related in AC_ARG_VAR() in a m4-file. If I remove line
> AC_ARG_VAR([MOCCMD], [QT 5 moc command (autodetected it if not set)])
>  from m4/qt.m4, autoupdate works. The line can be added directly to
> configure.ac without similar problems.
>  For a test, I tried moving the line to some other m4/*.m4 files, and
> autoupdate failed in these cases.

 Minimal setup to reproduce this attached. Run ./testcase.sh to see the error.

 - ML

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