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bug#23602: automake does not work at all with Perl 5.26.0

From: Mathieu Lirzin
Subject: bug#23602: automake does not work at all with Perl 5.26.0
Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2017 00:24:27 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.2 (gnu/linux)

Hello Daniel,

Daniel Schepler <address@hidden> writes:

> With the recent release of Perl 5.26.0, this warning has become an
> error, so automake doesn't work at all on any packages.  For example,
> with libvncserver-0.9.11 (which doesn't provide any release tarball
> with pregenerated autotools):
> ...
> autoreconf: running: automake --add-missing --copy
> Unescaped left brace in regex is illegal here in regex; marked by <--
> HERE in m/\${ <-- HERE ([6 \t=:={}]+)}/ at /usr/bin/automake line
> 3936.
> autoreconf: automake failed with exit status: 255

What version of Automake are you running?

I suspect this issue has already been fixed in the Git repository, see:


This will be fixed in the next micro release, that I expect to be able
to make this summer.

Thanks for you report.

Mathieu Lirzin
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