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Re: ./configure: line 1575: syntax error near unexpected token `config.nice'

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-06-03 19:21:43 CEST

Melchior FRANZ wrote:
> * Max Bowsher -- Friday 03 June 2005 18:52:
>> Melchior FRANZ wrote:
>>> Now I wonder how this is supposed to work. From where should configure
>>> know the definition of SVN_CONFIG_NICE. The documentation implies that
>>> ./autogen.sh && ./configure should be all that is necessary.
>
>>> $ ./configure
>>> configure: Configuring Subversion 1.2.1
>>> ./configure: line 1575: syntax error near unexpected token `config.nice'
>>> ./configure: line 1575: `SVN_CONFIG_NICE(config.nice)'
>>
>> The procedure is correct, but somehow your autoconf installation appears
>> to
>> be malfunctioning.
>
> Yeah, I assumed something like that, given that nobody else has had this
> problem (and I searched the archives & on google for quite a while before
> posting.)
>
> But it's hard to debug, if I don't know how autoconf should even notice
> that
> SVN_CONFIG_NICE is defined in build/ac-macros/svn-macros.m4 and that it
> should load it. Os is "./build/ac-macros/" a directory that is
> automatically scanned for m4 files to include? (strace showed that the
> directory isn't accessed at all.)
>
> And the autohell suite works good enough for all of KDE, FlightGear and
> dozens of other projects that I regularly compile from source. Hmm ...
> I'll
> go searching then ...

"aclocal.m4" is supposed to be read automatically by autoconf, and that file
includes the others.

Max.

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