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Bug 451744 (automake-1.13) - [TRACKER] Packages failing to build (or still using AM_CONFIG_HEADER, AM_PROG_CC_STDC) with automake 1.13
Summary: [TRACKER] Packages failing to build (or still using AM_CONFIG_HEADER, AM_PROG...
Status: CONFIRMED
Alias: automake-1.13
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages
URL: http://www.flameeyes.eu/autotools-myt...
Whiteboard: AM_CONFIG_HEADER and AM_PROG_CC_STDC ...
Keywords: Tracker
: 482924 (view as bug list)
Depends on: 467570 467610 467664 467680 467746 469030 469394 469794 470240 470242 471960 473642 482462 482736 484024 359637 451590 451750 452118 452124 454956 454960 455444 466410 466412 466938 466940 466944 466946 466948 466950 466952 466954 466956 466958 466960 466962 466964 466966 466968 466970 466972 466976 466978 466980 466984 466986 466990 466996 466998 467000 467002 467006 467010 467012 467014 467016 467018 467020 467022 467024 467026 467028 467030 467032 467042 467058 467064 467070 467086 467090 467096 467100 467102 467104 467108 467120 467126 467206 467228 467230 467244 467330 467414 467462 467464 467498 467520 467522 467532 467536 467538 467540 467542 467544 467546 467548 467550 467552 467554 467556 467558 467560 467562 467564 467568 467572 467574 467576 467578 467580 467582 467584 467586 467588 467590 467592 467594 467596 467598 467600 467602 467604 467606 467608 467612 467614 467616 467618 467620 467626 467628 467630 467632 467634 467636 467638 467642 467656 467658 467660 467666 467668 467670 467672 467674 467676 467678 467682 467684 467694 467704 467708 467736 467752 467770 467778 467784 467788 467812 467816 467818 467822 467838 467852 467860 467888 467910 467950 467980 467988 468016 468068 468070 468090 468116 468134 468200 468212 468214 468242 468264 468368 468432 468438 468448 468456 468458 468496 468562 468586 468608 468632 468638 468668 468692 468694 468700 468714 468716 468732 468746 468750 468754 468764 468808 468850 468856 468974 468976 469054 469106 469126 469208 469292 469322 469406 469476 469504 469584 469698 469704 469818 469824 469872 469968 470114 470802 471294 471372 471950 471966 471970 472018 472024 472232 472522 476196 476716 478312 479890 483800 484020 486542 486722 487042 488444 496772 515220
Blocks: 481904
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Reported: 2013-01-13 14:33 UTC by Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED)
Modified: 2018-03-22 14:18 UTC (History)
11 users (show)

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Description Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-01-13 14:33:49 UTC
As usual, create new bugs blocking against this rather than commenting on the tracker itself.
Comment 1 Gilles Dartiguelongue gentoo-dev 2013-04-24 08:45:50 UTC
I have a question for the tracker though, what is the recommended fix for this problem ? Add autoconf patch or regen upstream packages with modern autotools ?
Comment 2 白川間瀬流 2013-04-29 18:37:45 UTC
As far as i seen, most of these bugs can be workarounded with an

sed -i 's/AM_CONFIG_HEADER/AC_CONFIG_HEADERS/g' configure.ac || die

in the src_prepare section

Is this a proper solution or rather an quick&dirty workaround?
Comment 3 Lars Wendler (Polynomial-C) gentoo-dev 2013-05-06 12:39:57 UTC
*** Bug 468754 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Peter Volkov (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-05-07 18:48:27 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)

It is. But don't forget to create patch and send it upstream.
Comment 5 Samuli Suominen gentoo-dev 2013-05-15 20:58:25 UTC
In automake-1.13.2 the uses of of AM_CONFIG_HEADER and AM_PROG_CC_STDC and are warnings instead of errors again, due to people like eg. Fedora maintainers wanting it so
Anyways we should still convert the already opened bugs because they will eventually go away anway
Comment 6 Tolga Dalman 2013-05-15 21:06:12 UTC
(In reply to comment #5)
> Anyways we should still convert the already opened bugs because they will
> eventually go away anway

I agree. Also, I doubt that AM_CONFIG_HEADER and AM_PROG_CC_STDC will stay forever in future automake releases. So, keep up good work :)
Comment 7 Pacho Ramos gentoo-dev 2013-05-15 21:59:22 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> sed -i 's/AM_CONFIG_HEADER/AC_CONFIG_HEADERS/g' configure.ac || die

Why isn't this change done at autotools.eclass level instead of needing to change it in lots of packages? (if it was only this change, ok, but this will probably be needed again and again in the future when automake will require other to be renamed)
Comment 8 Jason Mours 2013-05-16 01:21:30 UTC
(In reply to comment #6)
> (In reply to comment #5)
> > Anyways we should still convert the already opened bugs because they will
> > eventually go away anway
> 
> I agree. Also, I doubt that AM_CONFIG_HEADER and AM_PROG_CC_STDC will stay
> forever in future automake releases. So, keep up good work :)

I agree, I'm masking 1.13.2 for now. All this work is good code. Thanks
Comment 9 Jeroen Roovers gentoo-dev 2013-08-29 14:23:37 UTC
*** Bug 482924 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 10 Anthony Basile gentoo-dev 2013-09-25 10:57:45 UTC
(In reply to Pacho Ramos from comment #7)
> (In reply to comment #2)
> > sed -i 's/AM_CONFIG_HEADER/AC_CONFIG_HEADERS/g' configure.ac || die
> 
> Why isn't this change done at autotools.eclass level instead of needing to
> change it in lots of packages? (if it was only this change, ok, but this
> will probably be needed again and again in the future when automake will
> require other to be renamed)

We could, but then won't that shortcut producing patches and sending them upstream?  It might be worth alerting upstream maintainers to the change.
Comment 11 Pacho Ramos gentoo-dev 2013-09-25 17:24:52 UTC
In most cases I think upstream is not being notified by us, for two causes:
1. Some failing packages have dead upstream and won't ever be fixed.
2. Those packages with active upstreams will be fixed in future new versions as this affects to all distributions