Re: A recent problem. . .

Tom Tromey <> writes:
> >>>>> "Michael" == Michael Bruce <> writes:
> >> You have two copies of the .m4 files used by automake/autoconf
> >> installed.
> Michael> I have to say that I find it very odd that a single
> Michael> duplicated copy of 'gimp.m4' can cripple the entire
> Michael> compilation process.  I never really gave the duplicated
> Michael> macro errors a second thought; I assumed that automake would
> Michael> just pick one of the files and be done with it.
> aclocal used to work this way.  People complained that it caused a
> problem: aclocal would sometimes pick the wrong macro, and they would
> end up with a subtly buggy aclocal.m4.  I added the error in response
> to these complaints.
> I'm willing to change aclocal to do something smarter.  Any
> suggestions?

  - Pick the highest serial #

	and then

  - Pick the first in the search path (--acdir is last).

- Hari
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