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Re: automake-1.8 fails on AIX

From: Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Subject: Re: automake-1.8 fails on AIX
Date: Thu, 25 Dec 2003 18:49:36 +0100
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>>> "David" == David Favor <address@hidden> writes:

 David> Something is amiss with aclocal. Updated make, m4 and autoconf.
 David> All tests for these ran successfully.

Thanks for the report.  I don't know why it failed, but here are
some remarks and questions.

This is your PATH when the test is running:


The first directory was added by the test, because we want to
use the script aclocal-1.8 and automake-1.8 built in
/usr/local/core/build/automake-1.8/tests/ (can you confirm that
they are there?).

The first invocation of aclocal-1.8:

 David> + aclocal-1.8 -I m4


But the second fails:

 David> cd . && /bin/sh 
/usr/local/core/build/automake-1.8/tests/testSubDir/missing --run aclocal-1.8 
-I m4
 David> /usr/local/core/build/automake-1.8/tests/testSubDir/missing[52]: 
aclocal-1.8:  not found.
 David> WARNING: `aclocal-1.8' is missing on your system.  You should only need 
it if
 David> you modified `acinclude.m4' or `configure.in'.  You might want
 David> to install the `Automake' and `Perl' packages.  Grab them from
 David> any GNU archive site.

Since the second invocation is performed from within another
script, it seems that PATH was reset somehow, probably when a
new shell was started for this script.  What shell are you using
and how do you set PATH?

Another thing I noticed is that tests/defs sets PATH but does
not export it.  I'm not sure it matters (since PATH is already
an environment variable in your case) but maybe you could try 
  export PATH
to tests/defs and see if that helps?
Alexandre Duret-Lutz

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