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Re: m4-1.4.10 breaking autoconf?

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: m4-1.4.10 breaking autoconf?
Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2007 10:23:44 -0600
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According to Thomas Klausner on 7/21/2007 12:14 AM:
> On Fri, Jul 20, 2007 at 09:38:00PM -0600, Eric Blake wrote:
>> Thanks for the report.  I have re-bootstrapped m4 1.4.10 with itself, and
>> didn't have any problems on my cygwin platform with the resulting
>> configure script, so either the m4 configure.ac is simpler than mng's, or
>> m4 1.4.10 is tickling a platform-specific bug.  Hopefully you can help us
>> narrow in on the problem.
> I can reproduce this problem with m4's configure script.
> The file created by running 'autoconf' is just 35354 bytes long, while
> the one distributed with the m4-1.4.10 tarball is 647263.
> I'll attach the generated configure file (m4-configure.bz2).

Thanks.  I need at least one more piece of information - could you send
the config.log created when you built m4-1.4.10 from the tarball?

> The testsuite works fine, but skips a few tests:
> Skipped checks were:
>   ./094.changeword ./095.changeword ./096.changeword ./097.changeword
>   ./098.changeword ./099.changeword

The skips are to be expected, since you did not configure with
- --enable-changeword.  But that means the testsuite is not detecting your
bug, so once we figure out a root cause, I'll have to improve that.

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