Christian Walther cptsalek at
Fri Jan 12 15:07:51 UTC 2007

On 12/01/07, Gerard Seibert <gerard at> wrote:
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> - From time to time while compiling a program an error message will display
> regarding "Present But Cannot Be Compiled" with a notation to report this
> to the 'AC_PACKAGE_NAME'.
> First, is this really necessary since the package does compile and
> secondly, who or what is this 'AC_PACKAGE_NAME'?

"AC_PACKAGE_NAME" is a macro that is defined by autoconf.

AFAIK, if such a message appears during compilation, the wrong version
of autoconf is being used. It would be interesting to know if you
compile a port, because in this case the dependency is wrong.
If you downloaded a source tarball from a website, you should check
the requirements what the package needs to compile successfully.
autoconf and automake should be listed there, too.

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