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Re: automake/autoreconf: Incomprehensible error messages bugs

From: Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Subject: Re: automake/autoreconf: Incomprehensible error messages bugs
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 22:47:00 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110003 (No Gnus v0.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

>>> "Bruce" == Bruce Korb <address@hidden> writes:

 Bruce> On Tuesday 25 January 2005 01:37 am, Noah Misch wrote:
 >> On Sun, Jan 23, 2005 at 09:28:36AM -0800, Bruce Korb wrote:
 >> > > $ autoreconf
 >> > > autoreconf: AM_GNU_GETTEXT is used, but not 
 >> > 1.  The automake example of AM_GNU_GETTEXT does not show
 >> >      AM_GNU_GETTEXT_VERSION being used in conjunction with it.
 >> >     In fact, it isn't even documented at all.
 >> See the gettext documentation.

 Bruce> Um, okay, but if automake is going to emit the message, then it only
 Bruce> makes sense (to me) that automake include the documentation.  

That would make sense to me too.  However automake is not
emitting the message, autoreconf does.  Actually automake knows
nothing about AM_GNU_GETTEXT_VERSION: it's none of its business.

Maybe the autoreconf documentation should point to the Gettext
manual.  Care to patch the Autoconf manual?

 Bruce> Also, if you're going to have a AM_GNU_GETTEXT example
 Bruce> in the doc, wouldn't it also make sense to have a
 Bruce> correct example?  

Yes!  I believe you are talking about the GNU Hello example
included in the Automake manual.  This example comes from a very
old release of GNU Hello and is completely out of date.  But
there is an ongoing story behind this.  Things are moving, but

Please see (in that order):

Alexandre Duret-Lutz

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