make distcheck failing for pretty much everyone

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at
Mon Oct 22 22:20:51 CEST 2007

Hey all,

I'm working on moving svn snapshot generation to mocha -- finally 
managed to install the x11/gtk stack in my home directory there. 
Unfortunately, it looks like a number of modules don't pass 'make 
distcheck', possibly due to an intltool bug.

The problem is that this syntax in doesn't work:

AC_INIT([libxfcegui4], [libxfcegui4_version()], [xfce4-dev at])

It appears to be fine with this:

AC_INIT([libxfcegui4], [libxfcegui4_version], [xfce4-dev at])

(removed the parens).  AFAIR, Benny added the paren syntax, tho they're 
not really necessary.

Unless there are any objections, I'm going to start modifying all 
modules in both the xfce and goodies repositories to remove any 
problematic parens.  It looks like libgui at least has some other 
problems which are now fatal distcheck errors (like files with _("...") 
strings that aren't in POTFILES), which I'll be fixing as well.


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