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bug#23034: AC_CHECK_HEADERS after GUILE_FLAGS loses $CPP

From: Andy Wingo
Subject: bug#23034: AC_CHECK_HEADERS after GUILE_FLAGS loses $CPP
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:03:28 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1 (gnu/linux)

On Thu 17 Mar 2016 02:47, Bernd Jendrissek <address@hidden> writes:

> I have a reduced test case where adding GUILE_FLAGS in shell dead code
> before a call to AC_CHECK_HEADERS causes configure to lose $CPP, which
> results in warnings like this one:
> checking stdarg.h usability... yes
> checking stdarg.h presence... no
> configure: WARNING: stdarg.h: accepted by the compiler, rejected by
> the preprocessor!
> configure: WARNING: stdarg.h: proceeding with the compiler's result
> checking for stdarg.h... yes
> Versions:
> /usr/share/aclocal/guile.m4: guile-2.0-dev from Debian jessie (2.0.11+1-9)
> autoconf: 2.69
> Attached:
> configure.ac
> guile.m4
> To reproduce:
> Find a config.rpath somewhere (perhaps steal it from gettext).
> autoreconf -fi
> ./configure
> I noticed that a random recent git HEAD of autoconf avoids this
> problem; it turns out that in commit
> 11f520c61d8b21f1522968d6e6afb899070f0a6f autoconf transitions to
> compilation-only header checks.

AFAIU then this is an autoconf bug?  Weird.  Weird also that autoconf is
just not releasing these days!  I guess we close this from the Guile
point of view though, no?

Regarding autoconf releases:


So, I will optimistically close this and this problem will go away once
autoconf 2.70 is out.


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