autoconf problems on 5.3-BETA4

Kipp Holger h.kipp at
Fri Sep 24 11:07:34 PDT 2004

Hi Michael,

Michael C. Shultz wrote:
> On Wednesday 22 September 2004 02:07 am, Holger Kipp wrote:
> > while trying to build
> > print/apsfilter, textproc/intltool is also build (at least it is
> > trying to do so) with the following neverending loop:
> > ---8<---snip----------------------------------------------
> > /usr/local/bin/bash ./config.status --recheck

> If textproc/intltool were packaged correctly this wouldn't happen.

I first thought this was intltool-related, but afterwards I had lots
of other ports that ended in a loop during build of apsfilter. 
Note: apsfilter with default options requires many other ports, of which
quite a lot also had this 'autoconf'-problem.
All these ports (see my original mail) did build correctly if they
were created directly (ie not as dependency) with
# cd /usr/ports/<category>/<port>
# make package
This was on 5.3-BETA4 (or 1-3 days later) with default install from
CD (BETA3) with only a few other ports and updated to BETA4.

> I see the maintainer is gnome at  Send a note to that email,
> if no one there wants to fix it, then I'll submit a pr if you remind me.

Not necessary - even though the maintainer of intltool might have an idea
what is going on (I haven't).


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