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Re: M4 checking failed.

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: M4 checking failed.
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 06:12:19 -0600
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According to address@hidden on 4/29/2008 9:56 PM:
| Hi Eric,
|    OK.  I've run "./configure
| gl_cv_func_strtod_works=no" and then "make -f check".
| It seems work & I think I've install the package.

If you didn't specify --prefix or any other location options to
./configure, then configure defaults to installing the new executable in
/usr/local/bin/m4 (and that generally requires root permissions, so I'm a
bit surprised that you are having problems finding what you installed).
Generally, if you don't have root permissions, 'make install' will only be
successful if you ran './configure' with a different --prefix option.

Also, some people like to run './configure --program-prefix=g' to install
as gm4, so as not to overwrite the native m4.

|    May I know how can I confirm if the package is
| installed ? I saw that there is a 'm4' in
| /usr/ccs/bin/ & /usr/xpg4/bin.  However, their file
| date are in year 2003 !

Those are both the native m4 provided by Sun, with subtle differences
(such as in the eval builtin), but certainly both lacking GNU extensions.
~ At this point, you need to investigate your PATH.  You may find reading
m4-1.4.11/INSTALL very informative.  At any rate, 'make install-check'
will tell you if the installed m4 behaves correctly.

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