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Bug 746917 - sys-devel/autogen-5.18.16 configure only accepts <=guile-2.2
Summary: sys-devel/autogen-5.18.16 configure only accepts <=guile-2.2
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Toolchain Maintainers
Depends on:
Blocks: guile-3.0
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Reported: 2020-10-06 13:35 UTC by Cedric Sodhi
Modified: 2021-06-19 08:45 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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

build.log for the record (build.log,11.68 KB, text/x-log)
2020-10-06 13:38 UTC, Cedric Sodhi

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Description Cedric Sodhi 2020-10-06 13:35:16 UTC
Upstream is aware and indicated the next version will accept any version of guile.
Comment 1 Cedric Sodhi 2020-10-06 13:37:08 UTC
Bugzilla doesn't like this as a "See also" URL, so it goes here:
Comment 2 Sam James archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2020-10-06 13:37:31 UTC
Based on the upstream comment:
    "With the next release, AutoGen will no longer check the Guile version. It will now be simply expected that Guile will be at or after version 2.2 and that they won't change the interface anymore."

Some investigation could help us figure out if the check is just useless as-is and any compatibility issues were removed in previous releases.
Comment 3 Cedric Sodhi 2020-10-06 13:38:39 UTC
Created attachment 664069 [details]
build.log for the record
Comment 4 Andreas K. Hüttel archtester gentoo-dev 2020-10-09 20:26:30 UTC
Unfortunately the upstream changes are part of a humungous commit including unrelated fixes. However, it looks like 5.20 will be out soon (5.19.98 was tagged 5/Oct).
Comment 5 Sergei Trofimovich (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2021-06-06 12:05:31 UTC
Requested guile-3 compatible release in:
Comment 6 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2021-06-19 08:45:21 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit 43bcc61c56a5a7de0eaf806efec7d8c0e4c01ae7
Author:     Sergei Trofimovich <>
AuthorDate: 2021-06-19 08:45:00 +0000
Commit:     Sergei Trofimovich <>
CommitDate: 2021-06-19 08:45:18 +0000

    sys-devel/autogen: add minimal guile-3 support
    Reported-by: Cedric Sodhi
    Package-Manager: Portage-3.0.20, Repoman-3.0.3
    Signed-off-by: Sergei Trofimovich <>

 sys-devel/autogen/autogen-5.18.16-r1.ebuild        |  1 +
 .../autogen/files/autogen-5.18.16-guile-3.patch    | 38 ++++++++++++++++++++++
 2 files changed, 39 insertions(+)