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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