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Re: Trunk r117046 fails on systems with older automake

From: martin rudalics
Subject: Re: Trunk r117046 fails on systems with older automake
Date: Mon, 05 May 2014 11:25:02 +0200

> Why do you cite my message above?  Is your problem related to what I
> wrote, and if so, how?

You seem to confirm a relation below.

>> cd . && aclocal -I m4
>> cd . && autoconf
>> configure.ac:70: error: possibly undefined macro: AS_ECHO
>>         If this token and others are legitimate, please use m4_pattern_allow.
>>         See the Autoconf documentation.
>> [...]
>> What do I have to do?
> What did you do since the last time this worked for you?

bzr update

> Line 70 of
> configure.ac, and several dozen lines around it, didn't change since
> last August, so something else must have happened to cause this.

I supposed so.

> AS_ECHO is defined by m4sh.m4, which is part of the MSYS Autoconf
> package you find on the ezwinports site.  Are you using that package?
> Do you have that file in share/autoconf/m4sugar/ in your MSYS
> installation?

Yes.  As c:\Programme\MinGW\msys\1.0\share\autoconf\m4sugar\m4sh.m4

>> configure.ac:1351: error: possibly undefined macro: PKG_PROG_PKG_CONFIG
>> configure.ac:1354: error: possibly undefined macro: PKG_CHECK_MODULES
>> configure.ac:1363: error: possibly undefined macro: m4_default
>> configure.ac:2293: error: possibly undefined macro: PKG_CONFIG
> These are because of the missing pkg.m4 file, I think.

And that's why I'm asking for advice in this thread.

> See my advice
> to Juanma earlier in this thread.

Which advice?  Is there any way to work around this without installing
pkg-config?  According to http://www.mingw.org/wiki/FAQ this would mean
I'd have to install the GTK-runtime first which I don't have either.

Thanks, martin

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