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Re: [Libguestfs] [hivex][PATCH v2] OS X, bootstrap: Locate pkg.m4

Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 11:54:14AM -0700, Alex Nelson wrote:
>> OS X does not include pkg-config by default.  This causes ./configure
>> to fail when invoking PKG_CHECK_MODULES for libxml2.
>> This change autodetects the path for aclocal, c/o RWMJ noting the real
>> problem is a deficiency in aclocal on OS X.
>> Signed-off-by: Alex Nelson <ajnelson cs ucsc edu>
>> ---
>>  bootstrap |    2 +-
>>  1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
>> diff --git a/bootstrap b/bootstrap
>> index b2960c1..52c05d5 100755
>> --- a/bootstrap
>> +++ b/bootstrap
>> @@ -86,4 +86,4 @@ $gnulib_tool			\
>>    --import $modules
>>  # Disable autopoint and libtoolize, since they were already done above.
>> -AUTOPOINT=true LIBTOOLIZE=true autoreconf --verbose --install
>> +AUTOPOINT=true LIBTOOLIZE=true ACLOCAL_PATH=$(aclocal --print-ac-dir) autoreconf --verbose --install
> I don't understand why this would be necessary.
> Your aclocal has the ac-dir configured to /opt/local/share/aclocal
> already, which means it should already be searching that directory for
> pkg.m4.  If it's not, then it either a bug in aclocal or (more likely)
> a bug in the MacPorts version of aclocal.
> In either case, I suggest just adding ACLOCAL_PATH to your own
> environment, or fixing MacPorts to not be broken.

I agree.

I've noticed that when installing my own versions of autoconf and automake,
part of the manual post-installation procedure must include running a command
like this (adapted assuming you've installed with --prefix=/opt/local):

    printf '%s/share/aclocal\n' /opt/local /usr
      >> $(aclocal --print-ac-dir)/dirlist

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