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From Greg Stein <gst...@lyra.org>
Subject Re: autoconf and Gnu m4... a matched set?
Date Wed, 28 Feb 2001 22:32:24 GMT
On Wed, Feb 28, 2001 at 02:46:32PM -0500, Jeff Trawick wrote:
> Jim Jagielski <jim@jaguNET.com> writes:
> 
> > According to the autoconf docs:
> > 
> >    Autoconf requires GNU `m4' in order to generate the scripts.  It
> >    uses features that some UNIX versions of `m4' do not have.  It also
> >    overflows internal limits of some versions of `m4', including GNU `m4'
> >    1.0.  You must use version 1.1 or later of GNU `m4'.  Using version 1.3
> >    or later will be much faster than 1.1 or 1.2.
> > 
> > Not sure how really true or relevant that is right now...
> 
> That is a powerful argument in general, but please note that what is
> in CVS now will not build on my Mandrake 7.2 box (GNU m4 1.4, autoconf
> 2.13, glibc 2.1.3) while it will build on my RedHat 6.0 box (GNU m4
> 1.4, autoconf 2.13, glibc 2.1.1).
> 
> While changing the m4 may help some get the APR_FLAG_HEADERS() stuff
> to work, it looks to me that even libc differences make a difference.
> Or maybe it is because my Mandrake 7.2 box is a laptop.

We took out the nasty m4 magic, so I'd be curious what the Mandrake problem
is related to.

Cheers,
-g

-- 
Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/

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