Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 52360
missing acx_pthread.m4 in devel package
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:48:14 EDT
Description of Problem:
glibc-devel contains everything to create pthread-programs (there is no
additional package needed). But the file
/usr/share/aclocal/acx_pthread.m4 is missing. It is needed to make the
ACX_PTHREAD macros available in the autoconf suite.
This causes errormessages when trying to configure programs using the
autoconf-pthread checks - e.g. amavisd.
How Reproducible: every time
Steps to Reproduce:
1. download current amavis-cvs, branch amavisd (www.amavis.org)
./configure: line 2187: syntax error near unexpected token `ACX_PTHREAD('
./configure: line 2187: ` ACX_PTHREAD('
you can get acx_pthread.m4 from:
This has nothing to do with glibc, glibc comes with no .m4 macros and
I don't see why it should offer some.
Every application which uses some non-standard autoconf macros should
just include them IMHO. That also removes problems when packages expect
certain exact version of the macros. But perhaps it might be good idea to ship
autoconf-macros package with the http://www.gnu.org/software/ac-archive/
collection - Florian, what do you think about it?
ac-archive-0.5.32-1 has been added.