Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] configure.in:1562 missing plugins/Custom.m4
From: "Michael A. McCartney" <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 21:06:00 -0600
./autogen.sh would not work at first saying that
autoconf had to be 2.60 or later.  So I had to grab
and install autoconf-2.63 and m4-1.4.12

I read and understand your explanation but
it's what I had to do to get the build going...

$ m4 --version
m4 (GNU M4) 1.4.12
Copyright (C) 2008 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later
<http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

Written by Rene' Seindal.


$ autoconf --version
autoconf (GNU Autoconf) 2.63
Copyright (C) 2008 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License GPLv2+: GNU GPL version 2 or later
<http://gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0.html>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

Written by David J. MacKenzie and Akim Demaille.



Guy Harris wrote:
> On Nov 14, 2008, at 5:14 PM, Michael A. McCartney wrote:
>   
>> Michael A. McCartney wrote:
>>
>>     
>>> Building on RHL4, upgraded to latest source
>>> and now get the following...
>>>
>>> $ ./autogen.sh
>>> Checking for python.
>>> aclocal -I ./aclocal-fallback
>>> configure.in:1562: file `plugins/Custom.m4' does not exist
>>>       
>> @@ -1559,7 +1559,7 @@
>> dnl Save the cacheable configure results to config.cache before  
>> recursing
>> AC_CACHE_SAVE
>>
>> -sinclude(plugins/Custom.m4) dnl
>> +####sinclude(plugins/Custom.m4) dnl
>>     
>
> To quote
>
> 	http://www.gnu.org/software/m4/manual/m4.html
>
> section 9.1:
>
> 	If file does not exist, is a directory, or cannot otherwise be read,  
> the expansion is void, and include will fail with an error while  
> sinclude is silent. The empty string counts as a file that does not  
> exist.
>
> What part of "is silent" does the version of M4 that comes with RHL4  
> not understand?  What does "m4 --version" print on your RHL4 system?
>
> (It works on my Mac OS X 10.5.x system, with GNU M4 1.4.6, even  
> without plugins/Custom.m4; presumably the intent is to allow somebody  
> to create a Custom.m4 file if they need it for a plugin, and have it  
> be included if it's present, without *requiring* it to be there.)
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