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Re: Build problems for m4 target with make distcheck

From: Stephen Torri
Subject: Re: Build problems for m4 target with make distcheck
Date: 30 Sep 2002 23:35:53 -0400

On Mon, 2002-09-30 at 22:59, Tom Tromey wrote:

> `distcheck' will unpack your new tarball and try to configure and
> build it.  Look in the unpacked directory.  Is the `m4' subdirectory
> there?

> If not, did you perhaps forget `SUBDIRS = m4'?

No. Its the second item in the list.
> That's the first thing that comes to mind.
> After that, I don't have an idea.  More information would be
> required.  For instance if you could construct a simple test case,
> that would help...

I have inherited the duty of maintaining the automake/autoconf build
system. I am not sure how to "debug" this or create a test case. Its
there a way for me to step through it? Keep the temporary files? This
way I could narrow down what is happening by eliminating steps.


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