make distcheck failing for pretty much everyone

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at
Tue Oct 23 09:22:55 CEST 2007

Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> 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.

Hm, the syntax with parens is correct M4. Don't know why this fails.
Anyway, feel free to fix this.

> 	-brian


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