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Re: [Nmh-workers] Ready to roll a new release?

From: Igor Sobrado
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Ready to roll a new release?
Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2006 15:55:01 +0100

In message <address@hidden>, Joel Reicher writes:
> Unless I've misunderstood the other posts in the thread, it is not
> nmh requiring GNU m4, but autoconf for when you regenerate the configure
> script. It is, indeed, the case that GNU autoconf requires GNU m4.
> This would be an "issue" for any package where you wanted to regenerate
> the configure script, but doing so is not part of a standard build.

Indeed, it seems that GNU m4 is required to regenerate the configure
script; that is not a problem at all as the nmh source code will include
a ready to use autoconf script.  But once applied the patch that fixes
the issues with nmh-1.2, non-GNU m4 flavours (at least the one in BSDs)
complain about an unmatched bracket.

Previously, I was able to run "./configure", "make" and "make install"
on machines that do not have GNU m4 installed (e.g., machines with a
fresh NetBSD install).

Again, I believe that it is possible I did something wrong when regenerating
the configure script.  Why is m4 required to run "./configure"?  It can be
my fault, perhaps I did an incomplete configure script regeneration.

What I see is that, after regenerating the configure script and making
a new "tarball" with an updated "configure", I need GNU m4 to run the
configure script and compile nmh.


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