Bug 449973 - Strange m4_if releated error message from autotest
Strange m4_if releated error message from autotest
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: autoconf (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Karsten Hopp
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: 449665
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Reported: 2008-06-04 11:28 EDT by Jochen Schmitt
Modified: 2008-06-06 08:03 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-06-06 05:30:43 EDT
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Description Jochen Schmitt 2008-06-04 11:28:02 EDT
When I tryp to build gnu-smalltalk with autoconf-2.62 I will get the following
error messages:

[s4504kr@zeus ~]$ cd cvs/fedora/gnu-smalltalk/F-9/smalltalk-3.0.3/
[s4504kr@zeus smalltalk-3.0.3]$ cd tests/
[s4504kr@zeus tests]$ make
--run autom4te --language=autotest -I '.' -o testsuite.tmp testsuite.at
testsuite.tmp:669: error: possibly undefined macro: m4_if
      If this token and others are legitimate, please use m4_pattern_allow.
      See the Autoconf documentation.
make: *** [testsuite] Fehler 1

This error occurs only with the version 2.62 of autoconf. Earlier version of
autoconf works fine.
Comment 1 Karsten Hopp 2008-06-06 05:30:43 EDT
reported upstream, fix available at

Fixed in autoconf-2.62-2
Comment 2 Eric Blake 2008-06-06 08:03:48 EDT
Meanwhile, you may want to file a bug with the gnu-smalltalk package, informing
them that they can change their package to work around pristine upstream
autoconf 2.62 by altering their offending sequence (something like this):

AT_KEYWORDS([m4_if([$1], [dummy], [], [$1 ])dummy])

to instead expand the m4_if prior to invoking AT_KEYWORDS, like this:

AT_KEYWORDS(m4_if([$1], [dummy], [], [$1 ])[dummy])

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