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Re: [libvirt] Bootstrap fail, but non-useful message :/



On 30/11/2010, at 1:26 AM, Jim Meyering wrote:
> Justin Clift wrote:
>> On 30/11/2010, at 12:35 AM, Matthias Bolte wrote:
>>> Looks like the system is missing pkg-config, or at least has the .m4
>>> file is in an unexpected place so that autoconf can't find it.
>>> 
>>> bootstrap checks for pkg-config, so the binary is probably there, but
>>> that doesn't mean that autoconf can find the corresponding .m4 file,
>>> if it's there at all.
>> 
>> Interesting.  When installing autoconf, MacPorts also installs a newer m4
>> than the system provided one too.
>> 
>> I wonder if there's a better way to cope with this m4 related failure scenario,
>> than the text presently being given?
> 
> I'm sure there is, but is it worth it?

Yep, good point.  If the solution is easy, that would be nifty.

In practical terms, it just means a MacPort for libvirt will have the MacPort
autoconf and automake as dependencies.  All pretty easy (when I get around
to that).

> If lots of developers hit this, then maybe...
> 
> For now, your best bet might be to build the latest versions
> of those tools yourself, e.g., via this script:
> http://people.redhat.com/meyering/autotools-install
> 
> Once you've downloaded it, run
> 
>    bash autotools-install --help

Thanks Jim. :)


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