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Re: troubles with autoreconf

From: Guillaume Rousse
Subject: Re: troubles with autoreconf
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2006 13:11:36 +0200
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Stepan Kasal wrote:
> Hello,
> On Wed, Sep 13, 2006 at 05:07:32PM +0200, Guillaume Rousse wrote:
>> autoconf works perfectly, but not autoreconf:
> please not that these two tools are very different:
> - autoconf builds configure from
> - autoreconf is similar to a ``bootstrap'' script, which named
>   ``'' in some projects: it calls many different programs:
>   aclocal, autoheader, autoconf, automake, libtoolize, autopoint
> Perhaps the simplest answer is that you did not meant to call
> autoreconf?
No, I'm perfecltly aware what autoreconf is.

> You have problems with autoheader, which creates `':
>> autoheader: warning: missing template: GIFLIB_BUG_FIXED
>> autoheader: Use AC_DEFINE([GIFLIB_BUG_FIXED], [], [Description])
>> autoheader: warning: missing template: HAVE_FREETYPE
>> autoheader: warning: missing template: HAVE_GIF
>> autoheader: warning: missing template: HAVE_JPEG
>> autoheader: warning: missing template: HAVE_PNG
>> autoheader: warning: missing template: HAVE_TIFF
>> autoheader: warning: missing template: HAVE_XPM
> First, did you meant to call autoheader?  How do you create
>  If you maintain it manually, then you should not run
> autoheader (nor autoreconf).
> (It is preferable to create by autoheader, but that's not
> the topic of this discussion.)
I just discovered than was included in the CVS repository,
and removed it, thanks.

> If you really want to use autoheader, then you have to replace
> and such by
>       AC_DEFINE([GIFLIB_BUG_FIXED], [], [Define if ... whatever.])
>                 [Define if freetype library is to be used.])
> etc.
> (I cannot guess what GIFLIB_BUG_FIXED means.)
> I guess the autoheader message says it quite nicely...
Right, I just forgot I didn't ran autoheader directly.

Guillaume Rousse
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