Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 619790
honour the legacy AC_LIBLTDL_CONVENIENCE macro
Last modified: 2012-08-07 15:33:46 EDT
Created attachment 435571 [details]
OpenSuse 11.1 patch
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #532762 +++
Description of problem:
autoreconf reruns libtool with the --libltdl option if macro LT_CONFIG_LTDL_DIR is present in configure.ac. However the old macro style was AC_LIBLTDL_CONVENIENCE and this syntax is still found in some packages that have to be compiled in old operating systems. In our case, the package esorex has to run in legacy Fedora 6 and current Fedora 13, so they new macro cannot be used. The problem is that the current autoconf ignores AC_LIBLTDL_CONVENIENCE.
In fact, OpenSuSe 11.1 provides a patch for autoreconf (see attachment autoreconf-ltdl.diff) that does exactly that, in order not to break backwards compatibility.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
autoconf (GNU Autoconf) 2.65
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a project which uses the libltdl tool. Use the macro AC_LIBLTDL_CONVENIENCE in configure.ac
2. Run autoreconf -if
3. Run ./configure
Configure issues the following messaage:
=== configuring in libltdl (/demo-package-src/libltdl)
configure: WARNING: no configuration information is in libltdl
And unfortunately no Makefile is created.
Moreover, the libltdl is empty, while it should be filled with the libltdl library.
./configure should run cleanly and create a Makefile.
In Fedora 6 that works without problems.
The esorex package can be used as a test for that (https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/packages/name/esorex?_csrf_token=7f1e2ccecbdc86e5954105a181f43fbc5f1cf3de)
Package esorex is the one which is actually giving us problems.
Created attachment 519058 [details]
example package which shows the problem
Any progress on this ticket?
I have a added an attachment with esorex 3.9.0, a package where the problem can be reproduced.
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