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Re: [Man-db-devel] [PATCH] add gnulib/m4 to macros dirs

From: Colin Watson
Subject: Re: [Man-db-devel] [PATCH] add gnulib/m4 to macros dirs
Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2016 21:32:28 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

On Wed, Dec 07, 2016 at 04:06:41AM +0500, Mihail Konev wrote:
> autoreconf advises to do so.
> ---
> (Only to silence the warning).

I think it's probably best not to do this, at least just yet.  As far as
I can see this is not yet in any released version of Autoconf.  The NEWS
file in git says:

  New macro, used to declare multiple directories when looking for
  local M4 macros.  This macro overcomes some of the shortfalls in the
  older AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIR, which could only be used once; although
  the older macro remains for compatibility with older tools.  The
  newer macro will be used by the upcoming Automake 1.13 release to
  eliminate the need to specify ACLOCAL_AMFLAGS in

For the time being, we already specify ACLOCAL_AMFLAGS in
man-db/, so if the worst it causes is a warning on some
systems then I'm inclined to leave it there until this new macro is *at
least* in a released version.

I suspect that you only see a warning because you're using a post-2.69
snapshot of Autoconf.


Colin Watson                                       address@hidden

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