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Re: building requires m4/pthread.m4

From: Bernhard Voelker
Subject: Re: building requires m4/pthread.m4
Date: Sun, 21 Jul 2019 17:13:33 +0200
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On 7/21/19 9:02 AM, Sean Letendre wrote:
> I am trying to build. I have followed all of the instructions in 
> README-hacking
> with success so far. But, once I actually run 'make', I see:
> ======================================================================================
> CDPATH="${ZSH_VERSION+.}:" && cd . && /bin/bash
> /home/sean/area51/coreutils/build-aux/missing aclocal-1.15 -I m4
> aclocal-1.15: error: aclocal: file 'm4/pthread.m4' does not exist
> Makefile:6384: recipe for target 'aclocal.m4' failed
> make: *** [aclocal.m4] Error 1
> ======================================================================================
> So, I took a look at 'm4/pthread.m4' and saw that it was a symlink to
> 'gnulib/m4/pthread.m4'.
> The problem is that 'm4/pthread.m4' does not exist in gnulib!
> What should I do?

Hi Sean,

the question is what steps exactly you performed.
The easiest path thru README-hacking is:

        $ git clone git://
        $ cd coreutils
        $ ./bootstrap
        $ ./configure --quiet
        $ make
        $ make check

Unfortunately, currently the latest step will fail due to a syntax-check
failure (sc-avoid-builtin, I'll send a patch soon).

Next interesting information: what platform are you on?
OS, compiler, glibc (or other libc), etc.

Have a nice day,

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