Error when building autoconf2.1, broken package?

Jon Turney
Fri Sep 30 13:25:45 GMT 2022

On 10/08/2022 11:35, Carlo B. wrote:
> Il giorno mer 3 ago 2022 alle ore 21:52 Jon Turney
> <> ha scritto:
>> On 22/07/2022 15:44, Carlo B. wrote:
>>> it works, thank you very much.
>>> I also added AUTOCONF_VERSION=2.13 directly into the cygport script,
>>> before calling cygconf and it also worked fine without manually
>>> setting that environment variable.
>>> I think that it would be worth to update the cygport script into
>>> autoconf2.1-2.13-12-src.tar.bz2 to make it working again also for
>>> other people.
>> Is there something wrong with our supplied autconf2.1 package?
> Nowadays, it is not possible to make the autconf2.1 package from "src"
> because the errors written in previous emails.
> I don't know if the fault is caused by a regression into cygport or it
> is needed to fix the "src" package of autconf2.1 for supporting a new
> syntax or something like that. Unfortunately, the main problem is that
> running the cygport script for autoconf 2.1 still hangs, so perhaps it
> would be useful to fix it, in one way or another one.
> Thank you very much for your time and your reply.

This isn't really responsive to my question: Are you building an 
autoconf2.1 package because the one we provide is deficient in some way, 
or because you want to?

>> This is a regression in cygport, which I'll see about fixing.

This should be fixed as of cygport 0.35.3

>> (Briefly: cygport tries to detect the version of autoconf which was used
>> to generate the ./configure script, so it knows what option arguments to
>> supply to it.  Recently this was extended to detect autoconf 2.7x, but
>> that seems to have broken detecting autoconf 2.1x)

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