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Re: bash 5.0 ships with very old autoconf macros

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: bash 5.0 ships with very old autoconf macros
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 10:41:37 -0500
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On 2/12/19 4:08 PM, Christian Weisgerber wrote:
> The bash 5.0 release still ships with very old autoconf macros to
> detect gettext.  In aclocal.m4, the copy of gettext.m4 and the
> supporting lib-link.m4 are from gettext-0.12 dating from 2003.
> In particular, the included version of AC_LIB_LINKFLAGS_BODY cannot
> detect shared libraries on OpenBSD.  (It checks for *.so; OpenBSD
> only has fully numbered libraries: *.so.0.0, etc.)
> These macros should be updated to newer versions from a recent
> release of gettext.

I took a look at doing this. After adding almost 40 files to the
distribution, I satisfied all the m4 dependencies, and it seems to
build successfully.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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