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Re: autogen.sh instructions suggestion

From: Robert Schiele <rschiele_at_uni-mannheim.de>
Date: 2002-09-25 14:52:22 CEST

On Wed, Sep 25, 2002 at 12:17:36PM +1000, Martin Pool wrote:
> On Debian sid, with autoconf2.13 and autoconf2.50 installed and apr
> checked out in a subdirectory as suggested, it is necessary to set
> $AUTOCONF when running autogen.sh. Otherwise the apr subdirectory is
> set up using autoconf2.13, and it can fail with errors like this:
>
> ~/work/subversion/trunk% CC=distcc ./configure --disable-shared
> creating config.nice
> configure: Apache Portable Runtime (APR) library configuration
> checking for APR... reconfig
> configuring package in apr now
> configure: warning: CC=distcc: invalid host type
> loading cache /dev/null
> checking host system type... Invalid configuration `CC=distcc': machine `CC=distcc' not recognized
>
> checking target system type... Invalid configuration `CC=distcc': machine `CC=distcc' not recognized
>
> checking build system type... Invalid configuration `CC=distcc': machine `CC=distcc' not recognized
>
> Configuring APR library
> Platform:
> checking for working mkdir -p... yes
> APR Version: 0.9.2
> checking for chosen layout... apr
>
> Simply invoking this way fixes the problem:
>
> ~/work/subversion/trunk% AUTOCONF=autoconf2.50 sh ./autogen.sh
>
> I'd like to suggest that in INSTALL (or some other document) you tell
> Debian users to do this.

Shouldn't this be documented within Debian sid then? As this problem
will occur then with _all_ sources that rely on autoconf 2.50.

Robert

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