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Re: failed getting bootstrapped from cvs

From: Ingo Krabbe <ikrabbe@earthling.net>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 00:05:13 +0200 (CEST)
To: W3C <www-lib@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.slx.4.33.0109202358250.673-100000@dimwit.burg.de>

n Thu, 20 Sep 2001, Jose Kahan wrote:

> Hello Ingo,
>
> You are using newer versions of the auto tools. Can you try running the
> aclocal program so that it generates the aclocal.m4 file itself?
>

Yes I have done exactly this to produce the error below, since this behaviour
is recommended by the cvs bootstrap documentation at w3c.org:

	aclocal; autoheader; automake; autoconf

Of course I have done this sequence on other (some of my own too) packages
to create the building Makefiles. I think that you mean this with: "running
aclocal to generate aclocal.m4"...

This aclocal.m4 is actually generated as you can see in the error log.
./aclocal.m4 has an error in line 267. The pity is that I cannot understand
this error message since I don't know anything about m4_defn and
_m4_divert_diversion

CU INGO

> ==============
>       The aclocal program will automatically generate aclocal.m4
>        files based on the contents of  configure.in.   This  pro­
>        vides  a  convenient  way to get Automake-provided macros,
>        without having to search around.  Also, the aclocal mecha­
>        nism is extensible for use by other packages.
> ====================
>
> -jose
>
> On Thu, Sep 20, 2001 at 07:48:55AM +0200, Ingo Krabbe wrote:
> > aclocal (GNU automake) 1.4-p4
> > autoheader (GNU Autoconf) 2.52
> >
> > autoheader generates following errors:
> > ./aclocal.m4:267: error: m4_defn: undefined macro: _m4_divert_diversion
> > aclang.m4:1689: AC_C_VOLATILE is expanded from...
> > ./aclocal.m4:267: the top level
> > autoconf: tracing failed
>
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