Re: Trouble with autoconf (Was: Bug#933628: aevol FTCBFS: broken, oudated, embedded copy of AX_BOOST_BASE)
On Thu, Aug 01, 2019 at 11:14:05AM +0200, Andreas Tille wrote:
> I have removed m4/ax_boost* in Git. Unfortunately this leaded to
> some configure errors. I was able to work around
> 1. error: possibly undefined macro: AC_MSG_ERROR
> by adding
> despite I'm quite sceptical about this error. A websearch
> uncovers several instances of this error with no pattern
> that really applied here. No idea whether there is a better
AC_MSG_ERROR was used in an argument of AX_BOOST_BASE. Could it possibly
be that AX_BOOST_BASE wasn't expanded and that this is a consequence?
I.e. red herring.
> 2. AX_BOOST_BASE([1.55],...) created syntax error in configure script
> Thus I simply removed all arguments since I assumed that no actual
> version needs to be really checked since we have modern boost in
> all relevant releases. Unfortunately this endedt up in:
Could it be that you miss a build dependency on autoconf-archive here?
I attempted a cross build. It succeeded after adding autoconf-archive to
Build-Depends and adding m4/ax_boost_base.m4 (but not the others) to