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From Justin Erenkrantz <jerenkra...@apache.org>
Subject Re: svn commit: rev 1551 - trunk/packages/freebsd/apr-devel/files
Date Tue, 19 Mar 2002 20:14:14 GMT
On Tue, Mar 19, 2002 at 11:55:25AM -0800, Greg Stein wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 19, 2002 at 12:40:10PM -0500, Garrett Rooney wrote:
> >...
> > The issue is with the way autoconf 2.53 does it's variable
> > substitution.  it's apparently different than 2.52 (or whatever the
> > last version of autoconf in the ports tree was), and breaks apr's
> > 'make install' as a result.
> 
> Was there an email somewhere that described the problem? "breaks apr" isn't
> enough to assist here. With the info on hand on what breaks, then maybe we
> can come up with a proper fix here.

In my original email to dev@svn in response to Garrett's commit, I
hinted at the problem.

To be more specific, the problem is that the symbol top_builddir
is now substituted by autoconf 2.53 and overrides our definition
of that symbol (which is stored in the make variable top_blddir).
However, autoconf makes top_builddir blank when srcdir==builddir,
but APR's build system relies upon top_builddir (via top_blddir)
to always be defined.

This screams like an autoconf bug, but they keep changing their
output parameters from one version to another.  Perhaps we need
to always prefix our substituted variables with ap_/apr_ (for
httpd/apr)?  I'm fed up with these changes.  -- justin

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