Bug 52360 - missing acx_pthread.m4 in devel package
Summary: missing acx_pthread.m4 in devel package
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: autoconf   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Jens Petersen
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
Keywords: FutureFeature
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Reported: 2001-08-23 02:33 UTC by Gerd v. Egidy
Modified: 2007-03-27 03:48 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-12-21 08:52:53 UTC
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Description Gerd v. Egidy 2001-08-23 02:33:47 UTC
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)
2. ./configure

Actual Results:
./configure: line 2187: syntax error near unexpected token `ACX_PTHREAD('
./configure: line 2187: `  ACX_PTHREAD('

Additional Information:

you can get acx_pthread.m4 from:


Comment 1 Jakub Jelinek 2001-08-23 13:39:57 UTC
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?

Comment 2 Jens Petersen 2001-12-21 08:57:19 UTC
ac-archive-0.5.32-1 has been added.

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