Bug 53526 - aclocal error handling fix
aclocal error handling fix
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: automake (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Florian La Roche
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2001-09-10 17:56 EDT by Havoc Pennington
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-11-28 12:53:13 EST
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don't consider duplicate macros a fatal error (536 bytes, patch)
2001-09-10 17:58 EDT, Havoc Pennington
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Description Havoc Pennington 2001-09-10 17:56:57 EDT
aclocal keeps any package that installs .m4 macros from working properly 
if I put build it in two separate prefixes, one of which is the 
standard aclocal build location.

This is because even if I pass "-I /prefix/share/aclocal" when using 
aclocal in "/prefix", aclocal has a fatal error if it finds duplicate
macros. There is no reason this error should be fatal.

Will attach Owen's patch for this.
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2001-09-10 17:58:58 EDT
Created attachment 31539 [details]
don't consider duplicate macros a fatal error
Comment 2 Tom Tromey 2001-11-28 12:53:07 EST
FYI: the aclocal that comes with automake 1.5 no longer
generates this error.  There were too many complaints and
problems associated with it, so we took it out.
Comment 3 Havoc Pennington 2001-11-28 13:39:33 EST
Perfect, 1.5 is in rawhide so I guess the bug is closed.

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