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[bugs #11134] ./configure meaningless error or similar

From: Adam Fedor
Subject: [bugs #11134] ./configure meaningless error or similar
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 23:35:05 -0500
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[bugs #11134] Latest Modifications:

Changes by: 
                Adam Fedor <address@hidden>
                Tue 11/30/2004 at 04:28 (US/Mountain)

            What     | Removed                   | Added
          Resolution | None                      | Fixed
         Assigned to | None                      | fedor
              Status | Open                      | In Test

------------------ Additional Follow-up Comments ----------------------------
I applied matt's patch. See

2004-11-29  Adam Fedor  <address@hidden>

        * configure.ac: Check for libffi or callback/avcall libs
        (Patch from Matt Rice). Fixes bug #11134.

[bugs #11134] Full Item Snapshot:

URL: <http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?func=detailitem&item_id=11134>
Project: GNUstep
Submitted by: Pupeno
On: Thu 11/25/2004 at 20:07

Category:  Base/Foundation
Severity:  5 - Average
Item Group:  Change Request
Resolution:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  fedor
Status:  In Test

Summary:  ./configure meaningless error or similar

Original Submission:  While running ./configure on a very recent gnustep-base 
(grabbed with cvs a couple of hours ago) I had this error:

checking for callback.h... no
checking "for forwarding callback in runtime"... yes
checking "FFI library usage"... libffi
checking for xml2-config... /usr/bin/xml2-config
checking for libxml - version >= 2.3.0... no
*** Could not run libxml test program, checking why...

You most likely do not want to build base without XML support.
For instance, MacOS-X compatible property lists require XML.
If you really want to build -base without XML support, add --disable-xml
to the configure arguments.
configure: error: Missing support for XML functionality.
address@hidden base $

I'm currently running gentoo and there's nothing with my xml, and in fact, the 
problem is with libffi, which is installed in /usr/lib/libffi/ and 
/usr/include/libffi. Maybe that's not nice and the ./configure script can't 
detect it, but even then, the error should be more accurte.

After running the following command, it worked:
$ ./configure --with-ffi-include=/usr/include/libffi/ --with-ffi-library=/usr/l

Thank you.

Follow-up Comments

Date: Tue 11/30/2004 at 04:28       By: Adam Fedor <fedor>
I applied matt's patch. See

2004-11-29  Adam Fedor  <address@hidden>

        * configure.ac: Check for libffi or callback/avcall libs
        (Patch from Matt Rice). Fixes bug #11134.

Date: Thu 11/25/2004 at 20:42       By: matt rice <ratmice>
gentoo's "profile.env" is setting CPATH='/usr/include/libffi'
so it is finding the libffi headers, but gnustep's configure doesn't check if 
it can actually link to libffi or libffcall.. 
only that the headers are there.. 

attached to this is a patch, but i think i'm running the wrong autoconf to 
regenerate it for cvs.

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