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Re: error: required file 'config.h.in' not found

From: Bruce Korb
Subject: Re: error: required file 'config.h.in' not found
Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2012 09:58:13 -0800
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Hi Gary!

On 11/25/12 09:36, Gary V. Vaughan wrote:
> You can always get a function call trace from any of my (recent) shell 
> scripts like this:
>   debug_cmd='eval echo "${FUNCNAME[0]} $*" >&2' bash bootstrap

I tend to use debug_cmd="PS4='>BS-\$FUNCNAME> ' ; set -x" bash bootstrap
On error exit, you can also now write backtrace functions in bash.
See the "lbuild" script in the lustre file system for an example. :)
I'm going to pilfer that and make it more generally useful.

> Autoreconf doesn't always run libtoolize (among others) at the correct time,
> so the bootstrap invocation of autoreconf is a little tricky... You also
> need to be careful AUTOHEADER is not set in the environment (in the calling
> shell or your bootstrap.conf, for example).
> What revision of bootstrap are you running?

The one from the libposix stuff we did a little while ago...

> Do you have a repo or tarball of your source package I can look at to try and 
> reproduce?

[remote "origin"]
        fetch = +refs/heads/*:refs/remotes/origin/*
        url = ssh://git.sv.gnu.org/srv/git/complexity.git

With the new bootstrap, I have new results.
(The new bootstrap has not been pushed.)

>BS-func_show_eval> eval '/usr/bin/autoreconf --install'
>>BS-func_show_eval> /usr/bin/autoreconf --install
configure.ac:37: installing './compile'
configure.ac:11: installing './config.guess'
configure.ac:11: installing './config.sub'
configure.ac:23: installing './install-sh'
configure.ac:23: installing './missing'
Makefile.am: installing './COPYING' using GNU General Public License v3 file
Makefile.am:     Consider adding the COPYING file to the version control system
Makefile.am:     for your code, to avoid questions about which license your 
project uses
doc/Makefile.am:42: installing 'doc/texinfo.tex'
lib/Makefile.am:59: error: GL_GENERATE_ALLOCA_H does not appear in 
lib/Makefile.am:91: error: GL_GENERATE_ERRNO_H does not appear in AM_CONDITIONAL
lib/Makefile.am:133: error: GL_GENERATE_FLOAT_H does not appear in 
lib/Makefile.am:301: error: GL_GENERATE_STDBOOL_H does not appear in 
lib/Makefile.am:324: error: GL_GENERATE_STDDEF_H does not appear in 
lib/Makefile.am:354: error: GL_GENERATE_STDINT_H does not appear in 
lib/Makefile.am: installing './depcomp'
autoreconf: automake failed with exit status: 1

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