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Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 10:53:21 +0100
From: Pavel Tsekov <ptsekov AT syntrex DOT com>
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To: Charles Wilson <cwilson AT ece DOT gatech DOT edu>
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Subject: Re[2]: [PATCH suggestion] aclocal wrapper script loops forever if automake-devel or automake-stable is missing
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Hello Charles,

Wednesday, March 13, 2002, 9:48:24 AM, you wrote:

CW> Pavel Tsekov wrote:

>> Hey, there! :)
>> Does the attached patch make any sense ? It prevents an infinite loop
>> if either automake-devel or automake-stable is missing.

CW> Yes, it does -- of course, setup enforces that automake depends on 
CW> automake-devel and automake-stable, so if you see this error it's 
CW> because you've overridden setup.exe...

Yes - I did deselect automake-devel manually but from setup.exe - I
never install packages manually.

CW> Or you set the AUTO_STABLE / AUTO_DEVEL environment variables (incorrectly).

Nope - the case was that the aclocal wrapper searches for AC_PREREQ to
decide which version to use, but the did not contain one,
so the wrapper picked the development version which was not installed.

I was configuring the CommonC++ 2 library v 0.99.1 and its configure
script has a check for aclocal which was hanging - this way I found
the problem.

CW> I've incorporated your suggestions into the next version of the 
CW> wrappers.  However, as a general note, there are a few problems with 
CW> your submission:


Yes - I don't know too much of all the auto* stuff so I was not sure
if I'm not missing something very stupid and thus experiencing this
behaviour :)

CW> I have done all of the above, so no worries this time.  However, next 
CW> time...

I know, i know.. :)

Thanks, Chuck! :)

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