Cygport: How to add -I m4 to autoreconf / aclocal? (issue with building mingw64-x86_64-gtksourceview3.0-3.24.6 )

Hans-Bernhard Bröker
Thu Jun 6 19:18:00 GMT 2019

Am 06.06.2019 um 10:03 schrieb Soegtrop, Michael:

> From a tarball. As far as I can tell I am exactly reproducing the
> original package that is available as binary on Cygwin repos with
> exactly the same sources, patches and cygport file.

... but possibly way different versions of the autotools compared to
those the package was built with, back then.

> I can't judge this and would need some advice here. The issue could
> be at several places:
> - In the past and on other systems aclocal automatically included the
> package local m4 folder in all process steps. 

Possible.  Automake may have changed in that regard, at some point.
Still that would constitut, if not a flat-out bug, at least severe
bit-rot in the upstream package, because if it doesn't work with
Cygwin's automake version 1.15, it most likely doesn't with reasonably
current versions of automake on other platforms, either.

> - In the past cygport automatically added an option to autoreconf to
> include the local m4 folder.

I rather doubt that.

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