Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] configure.in:1562 missing plugins/Custom.m4
From: "Michael A. McCartney" <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 21:30:45 -0600
Once I realized it was automake, I grabbed the latest
automake-1.10.1, installed it, put the sinclude back in
the configure.in file... then ./autogen.sh worked fine.

I guess automake 1.9.2 was too early for sinclude?

Michael A. McCartney wrote:
> 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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