Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] configure.in:1562 missing plugins/Custom.m4
From: "Michael A. McCartney" <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 21:14:31 -0600
it was running aclocal ... here's the version for that
isn't aclocal part of autoconf?

$ aclocal --version
aclocal (GNU automake) 1.9.2
Written by Tom Tromey <[email protected]>

Copyright (C) 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is NO
warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.


Michael A. McCartney wrote:
> ./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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