4.9-STABLE and m4

Tim Robbins tjr at freebsd.org
Sun Mar 14 20:05:36 PST 2004

On Sun, Mar 14, 2004 at 04:07:11PM -0600, Joe Halpin wrote:

> I'm working with the cURL project (http://curl.haxx.se), and I setup a 
> daily build on my 4.9-RELEASE machine. Things were going fine until I 
> upgraded to 4.9-STABLE. At that point the daily builds started failing.
> As far as I can tell the reason for that was that /usr/bin/m4 was 
> somehow different from the same version on the FSF web site. I 
> downloaded and built m4 from the FSF web site and installed it in 
> /usr/local/bin (which is at the beginning of my PATH) and then the build 
> started working again.
> Can anyone here confirm or deny my hypothesis? Any information would be 
> welcome as I'd like to understand what happened.

FreeBSD does not use GNU m4.


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