Re: _AC_LANG_ABBREV on Mac

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Thanks - updating to 2.68 solved the problem.

On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 3:00 PM, Nick Bowler <nbowler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> On 2011-06-07 14:30 -0600, Jim Edwards wrote:
> > -n checking for autoconf >= 2.54 ...
> > yes (version 2.61)
> [...]
> > configure:23907: error: possibly undefined macro: AS_ECHO
> >       If this token and others are legitimate, please use
> m4_pattern_allow.
> >       See the Autoconf documentation.
> > configure:23907: error: possibly undefined macro: _AC_LANG_ABBREV
> >
> > I see that both these macros exist in my /usr/share/autoconf tree - why
> > isn't it finding them?
>
> Looking at the git history, AS_ECHO was introduced after autoconf
> version 2.61, and was first available in autoconf 2.62 (there's a 2.61a
> tag, but I don't see a corresponding tarball on ftp.gnu.org).
>
> Autoconf 2.61 is almost 5 years old; you may wish to try a newer
> version.  Also, you may want to advise the maintainers of this package
> to increase the minimum autoconf version from 2.54, since apparently
> they require at least 2.62.
>
> The second error is very likely just fallout from the first, and it will
> go away with an autoconf version that supports AS_ECHO.
>
> Hope that helps,
> --
> Nick Bowler, Elliptic Technologies (http://www.elliptictech.com/)
>
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