make distcheck failing for pretty much everyone

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at
Thu Oct 25 00:39:00 CEST 2007

Ok, this is done -- all modules in the xfce and goodies repos have been
changed -- at least the ones that have the version macro on the same
line of the file as the start of the AC_INIT call.  If other brokenness
shows up as I start creating snapshots, I'll fix 'em as they come up.


On Mon, 22 Oct 2007 13:20:51 -0700 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.
> 	-brian
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