Gentoo Websites Logo
Go to: Gentoo Home Documentation Forums Lists Bugs Planet Store Wiki Get Gentoo!
Bug 66854 - sys-devel/autoconf-2.59-r4 does not respect WANT_AUTOCONF=?.? at all
Summary: sys-devel/autoconf-2.59-r4 does not respect WANT_AUTOCONF=?.? at all
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Core system (show other bugs)
Hardware: All All
: High major (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages
: 66668 66741 66828 66943 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-10-09 02:35 UTC by Mamoru KOMACHI (RETIRED)
Modified: 2004-10-20 16:57 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---


Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.
Description Mamoru KOMACHI (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-10-09 02:35:08 UTC
After I reinstalled autoconf-2.59-r4 WANT_AUTOCONF=?.? syntax
doesn't work any more. Looking though /usr/bin/autoconf script,
it reads WANT_AUTOCONF_2_1 and WANT_AUTOCONF_2_5,
but AFAIK this syntax is deprecated. If this change is not intentional,
please go back to the previous state. sys-devel/autoconf-2.59-r4 is 
the only autoconf available at the moment.
Comment 1 Jakob Schiotz 2004-10-09 08:51:11 UTC
Clearly, this is a pretty major problem, as it prevents installation of KDE and emacs on a new system.  The emacs ebuild apparently does not manage to force the 2.1 version of autoconf (bug 66741), and one of the prerequisites of KDE (cups, I think) fails to force 2.5.

Comment 2 Imad R. Faiad 2004-10-09 10:20:06 UTC
for cups, edit the ebuild, in "src_unpack()"

WANT_AUTOCONF=2.5 autoconf || die
WANT_AUTOCONF_2_5=1 autoconf || die
Comment 3 Craig Bradney 2004-10-09 10:33:24 UTC
thats not a solution.. well.. for cups you can WANT_AUTOCONF_2_5=1 emerge cups, but theres libungif and others too.
Comment 4 Jakob Schiotz 2004-10-09 10:46:04 UTC
Sure, there are workarounds.  But is there a good reason for changing the syntax?  I guess that either autoconf should be fixed or all ebuilds should be checked (grep?) for the wrong syntax and fixed.

Comment 5 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2004-10-09 15:33:18 UTC
ok, this looks like a problem with cvs ... for some reason, cvs didnt take the updated version of the autoconf wrapper

i'll fix up cvs and push out -r5
Comment 6 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2004-10-09 15:36:30 UTC
*** Bug 66668 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2004-10-09 15:36:34 UTC
*** Bug 66741 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2004-10-09 15:38:36 UTC
upgrade to autoconf-2.59-r5

this bug would have affected only people that emerged -r4 in the last ~5 days
Comment 9 Mamoru KOMACHI (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-10-10 02:27:07 UTC
*** Bug 66943 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 10 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2004-10-20 16:57:18 UTC
*** Bug 66828 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***