[Dovecot] configure.in bug?

Mark E. Mallett mem at mv.mv.com
Thu Aug 3 01:51:38 EEST 2006

On Thu, Aug 03, 2006 at 01:43:11AM +0300, Timo Sirainen wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-08-03 at 00:17 +0200, Luca Corti wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I have no autotools knowledge but I had to remove square brackets in
> > configure.in shipped with dovecot
> > 
> > AC_CONFIG_HEADERS([config.h])
> > 
> > and dovecot-sieve
> > 
> > AC_CONFIG_HEADERS([dsieve-config.h])
> > 
> > to be able to build them.
> If you build from tarballs you shouldn't need to use autotools, but your
> problem most likely is that you just have too old autoconf or automake
> version.
> Unless those autopeople have yet again changed something and you have
> too new version...

For some reason I've used spaces in that macro (but nowhere else),
but I've long ago forgotten why.  e.g. instead of


This may be just a quirk of the way I typed it, but it's oddly coicidental.
I wouldn't think that it should really make a difference.

OTOH, I don't use those at all at this point, using instead the automake
equivalent (also with spaces, probably because of search/replace):

    AM_CONFIG_HEADER( [xx] )

mm  (Not that I'm an autoconf expert, but why let that stop me)

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