Yes, I got the same warning msgs on RedHat, too.  When I said "worked OK", I 
meant "the bloomin' thing compiled at all!!" :-)

It'll take more digging into the arcane interior of automake/autoconf (which is 
pretty wierd territory for me, an AS/400 type).

--Dave

On Thursday 14 November 2002 23:19, Scott Klement wrote:

> I had the same problem with RedHat 8.0, but hadn't had a chance to chase
> down the problem yet.  Thanks for posting this!
>
> I've had other problems as well...  In fact, I've had no end to problems
> and frustrations with automake/autoconf.   Sometimes I think it'd be
> easier to not use them at all.
>
> On FreeBSD, if I don't use autoconf version 2.13, then the configure
> script doesn't work.   It crashes like this:
>
>    loading cache /dev/null within ltconfig
>    ltconfig: you must specify a host type if you use `--no-verify'
>    Try `ltconfig --help' for more information.
>    configure: error: libtool configure failed
>
> (Whereas with 2.13, it works flawlessly.)
>
> On any system using a newer version of autoconf, I get these warning
> messages:
>
> configure.in:11: warning: do not use m4_patsubst: use patsubst or
> m4_bpatsubst configure.in:201: warning: AC_CANONICAL_HOST invoked multiple
> times configure.in:223: warning: do not use m4_regexp: use regexp or
> m4_bregexp WARNING: Using auxiliary files such as `acconfig.h',
> `config.h.bot' WARNING: and `config.h.top', to define templates for
> `config.h.in' WARNING: is deprecated and discouraged.
>
> WARNING: Using the third argument of `AC_DEFINE' and
> WARNING: `AC_DEFINE_UNQUOTED' allows to define a template without
> WARNING: `acconfig.h':
>
> WARNING:   AC_DEFINE([NEED_MAIN], 1,
> WARNING:             [Define if a function `main' is needed.])
>
> WARNING: More sophisticated templates can also be produced, see the
> WARNING: documentation.
>
> All of this really needs to be fixed...    I wish I knew more about
> automake & autoconf.  Sigh



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