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Bug #8179

configure.in requires newer Autoconf than specified by AC_PREREQ

Added by David Edelsohn almost 3 years ago. Updated almost 3 years ago.

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Closed
Priority:
Normal
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ruby -v:
trunk
Backport:
2.0.0: UNKNOWN, 2.1: UNKNOWN, 2.2: UNKNOWN, 2.3: UNKNOWN
[ruby-core:53780]

Description

configure.in states

AC_PREREQ(2.62)

but building with Autoconf-2.64 fails due to missing feature. configure in releases are created using Autoconf-2.69 and that worked on trunk. I do not know the absolute minimum requirement, but 2.62 no longer is correct.

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#1 [ruby-core:53781] Updated by Akira Tanaka almost 3 years ago

2013/3/28 edelsohn (David Edelsohn) dje.gcc@gmail.com:

Bug #8179: configure.in requires newer Autoconf than specified by AC_PREREQ
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/8179

configure.in states

AC_PREREQ(2.62)

but building with Autoconf-2.64 fails due to missing feature. configure in releases are created using Autoconf-2.69 and that worked on trunk. I do not know the absolute minimum requirement, but 2.62 no longer is correct.

It seems autoconf 2.63 works on CentOS:
http://c5664.rubyci.org/~chkbuild/ruby-trunk/log/20130327T190301Z.log.html.gz#autoconf-version
http://c5632.rubyci.org/~chkbuild/ruby-trunk/log/20130327T190322Z.log.html.gz#autoconf-version
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Tanaka Akira

#2 [ruby-core:53798] Updated by Nobuyoshi Nakada almost 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

Could you show what failures occur?

#3 [ruby-core:53807] Updated by David Edelsohn almost 3 years ago

With Autoconf-2.64 I receive the following error:

configure:1510: error: possibly undefined macro: m4_text_wrap_word
If this token and others are legitimate, please use m4
pattern_allow.
See the Autoconf documentation.

Autoconf-2.69 works.

#4 [ruby-core:53890] Updated by Yui NARUSE almost 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed

As far as we know, 2.64 and 2.66 are buggy, so we bumped AC_PRE_REQ to 2.67 (Debian Squeeze uses this) at r40034, thanks.

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