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Re: Autoconf 2.50 autoheader 'shell error while sourcing'

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: Autoconf 2.50 autoheader 'shell error while sourcing'
Date: 18 Jun 2001 20:33:02 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) XEmacs/21.4 (Academic Rigor)

| Whenever I run autoheader, it gives me this error message:
| autoheader: error: shell error while sourcing /tmp/ahxxxx/
| where xxxx is replaced with the pid of autoheader.
| I wrote a little shell script to monitor /tmp and all its subdirectories.  I 

Using -d is much easier :)

| ran it and then autoheader.  When autoheader had given its error message I 
| grepped through the file the shell script produced for "" and found 
| that it had indeed been created, and was 149 bytes in size, with contents as 
| follows:
|       ./aclocal.m4:549: error: m4_defn: undefined: _m4_divert_diversion
|       aclang.m4:173: AC_LANG_RESTORE is expanded from...
|       ./aclocal.m4:549: the top level
| I have searched Google, Deja (now part of Google, I know), and this mailing 
| list's archives.  However, I have been unable to find a solution (even when 
| this had been previously discussed on this mailing list).

First of all: are you sure autoconf runs properly?

Most probably you are running a macro in ./aclocal.m4:549.  What is
that line?

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