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Re: libidn-1.33 fails to build library when some doc tools are missing

From: Tim Rühsen
Subject: Re: libidn-1.33 fails to build library when some doc tools are missing
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2018 16:13:55 +0100
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On 01/05/2018 03:51 PM, Jeffrey Walton wrote:
>>>> If you are 'user' (unpack tarball, ./configure, make, make install), you
>>>> shouldn't need help2man since you don't start editing files that require
>>>> a (developer) rebuild. That's one of the ideas of a tarball.
>>> I'd love to, but I don't have the luxury of using the latest Autotools.
>> A build from the tarball doesn't need the latest autotools.
> I am using the tarball. I try to avoid the bleeding edge stuff because
> it causes too many problems.
> This is breaking older Mac builds:
> AM_SILENT_RULES is useless because Autotools ignores it, even in the
> newest versions. It serves no practical purpose. Its even more useless
> because it breaks a build:
> warning: macro `AM_SILENT_RULES' not found in library
> error: possibly undefined macro: AM_SILENT_RULES
>         If this token and others are legitimate, please use m4_pattern_allow.
>         See the Autoconf documentation.
>     autoreconf: /usr/bin/autoconf failed with exit status: 1
>     Failed to reconfigure IDN
> To build the library I remove it with sed. I'm in the same boat if I
> add m4_pattern_allow([AM_SILENT_RULES]).

You say you are using the tarball ?

Then you won't need to regen ./configure (as you do above). Just do a
./configure after unpacking the tarball.

Regards, Tim

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