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Re: How to disable Guile?

From: Dima Pasechnik
Subject: Re: How to disable Guile?
Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2019 08:06:54 +0100

> On 18 Jul 2019, at 01:55, Jeffrey Walton <address@hidden> wrote:
> I'm trying to build Make 4.2.1 from the release tarball on an antique
> system. I've tried configuring with without a guile option,
> --without-guile and --disable-guile. In each case the tail of
> configure results in:
> checking for working strcoll... yes
> checking for working alloca.h... yes
> checking for alloca... yes
> checking whether closedir returns void... no
> ./configure: line 9660: PKG_PROG_PKG_CONFIG: command not found
> ./configure: line 9672: syntax error near unexpected token `GUILE,'
> ./configure: line 9672: `   PKG_CHECK_MODULES(GUILE, guile-2.0,
> have_guile=yes,'make: *** [config.status] Error 2
> Failed to build Make

this error indicates that you need to install pkg-config.

Then configure should succeed.


> Guile is one of those programs that is a constant source of trouble.
> It often has difficulty building. If it does build, then other
> packages can't seem to compile and link against it unless the version
> numbers are an exact match. In fact, configure would probably fail if
> Guile was present because I build Guile 2.2 from sources (I think this
> is an Autotools problem). All in all, I prefer to avoid Guile
> completely.
> Is it possible to disable Guile support? If so, then how?
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