[tex-live] sparc-solaris-2.8 build problems with texinfo

Tom Kacvinsky tjk at ams.org
Fri Aug 22 15:09:07 CEST 2003

Hi Karl,

The auto* run was done by make when it hit the texinfo directory. Why,
I do not know...

Anyway, I found the problem.  I am using ac 2.5.7 and am 1.7.6.  The
problem is in aclocal.m4, line 1083:

AC_CHECK_HEADERS_ONCE(fcntl.h sys/time.h unistd.h)

Looks like the definition of AC_CHECK_HEADERS_ONCE is screwed up, or
the invocation of it is screwed up.  Are the arguments supposed to be
comma delimited?  If I comment that line out, the automake/autoconf
runs go w/o a hitch.

Enjoying this hot, humid New England weather?  Its steamy down here
in Providence.


On Fri, 22 Aug 2003, Karl Berry wrote:

>     I have installed the lastest auoconf and automake, so I am
> FWIW, my development env for Texinfo is autoconf 2.57, automake 1.7.6, and
> m4 1.4 on red hat 9.  And of course I do not get these errors.  Why do
> you need to run auto* at all?  Just run the included configure.
>     configure.ac:139: warning: gl_CHECK_HEADER_sys_ime_ is m4_require'd but is not m4_defun'd
> _sys_ime?  That looks quite strange.  It should be sys_time, I would think.
> sys_ime does not appear in my build tree at all.
> Sorry I can't help more.

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