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Re: Misleading/incomplete building instructions provided by m4-macro SVN_DOWNLOAD_APRUTIL (file an issue?)

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2007-10-29 00:00:39 CET

"Nicolai, Johannes" <Johannes.Nicolai@student.hpi.uni-potsdam.de> writes:
> If you checkout the source of subversion, generate your configure
> script and run it without having libaprutil installed, configure will
> exit after having executed the m4 macro SVN_DOWNLOAD_APRUTIL in
> ac-macros/apr-util.m4
>
> The text, this m4 macro outputs suggests to directly checkout the
> aprutil source code (command is provided) and run configure again. If
> you run configure again, it will run into an error because there is no
> configure script (yet) for aprutils. You first have to run buildconf
> in the checked-out directory apr-util before (that is not mentioned in
> th m4 macro and might confuse people).

Thank you for the concise description of the problem.

> Question #1: Is this worth a P5 issue?
>
> Question #2: May I provide a patch that changes the m4 macro in a way
> it tells you about the buildconf command or should I modify a m4 macro
> so that it automatically calls buildconf before it tries to execute
> configure?

Yes, please! I think if we have the patch from you, then we don't
need to bother to file an issue about this...

> Question #3: The same problem occurs for libapr as well. Should I file
> another issue for this?

...and same here :-).

Best,
-Karl

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