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Re: Testsuite of libidn 1.20 fails in gnulib

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: Testsuite of libidn 1.20 fails in gnulib
Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2011 14:36:12 +0100
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Hi Simon, Ralf,

> * Simon Josefsson wrote on Sat, Mar 05, 2011 at 12:22:56PM CET:
> > The reason an older longlong.m4 ends up in the *.tar.gz archive is
> > proabably that autoreconf --install (gettextize) pulls in an old
> > longlong.m4:
> > 
> > test -f ./configure || autoreconf --install
> > ...
> > Copying file m4/longlong.m4
> > What's a good way to avoid having 'autoreconf --install' copy these old
> > files?
> Does this work?
>   AUTOPOINT=true autoreconf --install

Good point. The doc at
is not mentioning this. Let me improve the documentation:

2011-03-05  Bruno Haible  <address@hidden>

        doc: Improve doc regarding autopoint vs. gnulib.
        * doc/gnulib-tool.texi (gettextize and autopoint): Recommend to
        disable autopoint while running autoreconf.
        Suggested by Ralf Wildenhues.

--- doc/gnulib-tool.texi.orig   Sat Mar  5 14:31:59 2011
+++ doc/gnulib-tool.texi        Sat Mar  5 14:31:35 2011
@@ -483,6 +483,14 @@
 were integrated into Gnulib and now mismatch the @file{po/} infrastructure.
 In this case, fetch and install the new GNU gettext release and run
 @code{gettextize} followed by @code{gnulib-tool}.
+When you invoke @code{autoreconf} after @code{gnulib-tool}, make sure to
+not invoke @code{autopoint} a second time, by setting the @code{AUTOPOINT}
+environment variable, like this:
+$ env AUTOPOINT=true autoreconf --install
address@hidden smallexample
 @end enumerate
In memoriam Hasso von Boehmer <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hasso_von_Boehmer>

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