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Re: Trunk r117046 fails on systems with older automake

From: Glenn Morris
Subject: Re: Trunk r117046 fails on systems with older automake
Date: Wed, 07 May 2014 02:41:19 -0400
User-agent: Gnus (www.gnus.org), GNU Emacs (www.gnu.org/software/emacs/)

"Stephen J. Turnbull" wrote:

> More specifically, from a quick look at configure.ac, it is clear that
> program does not consider pkg-config to be a hard requirement of Emacs
> (and INSTALL doesn't say so, although INSTALL.REPO does).

It isn't a requirement, the INSTALL docs are correct. It is like
autoconf and automake: required for builds from the repo, but not from
tarballs. As documented.

> A review of configure (trunk updated from bzr today, I assume bzr is
> still current?) suggests that Emacs should be buildable with no
> pkg-config at all, you'll just be missing a pile of features.

Emacs tarballs are buildable without pkg-config.
It is required to generate the configure script, like autoconf is.

> Patches welcome, I know.  Sorry, not high on my priority list.

Don't worry, I have zero expectation of you ever supplying a patch for

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