master branch --- build problems

lfinsto at lfinsto at
Fri Jul 30 10:12:52 CEST 2010

On Fri, July 30, 2010 9:51 am, lfinsto at wrote:

> No.  "long" and "int" don't need to be quoted and quoting "void*" doesn't
> work.  However, the manual indicates that it should.  I don't whether a)
> the behaviour is correct and the manual hasn't been updated or b) it's a
> bug in Autoconf.  I'll look through the Autoconf mailing list archives to
> see if this has been discussed and if not, I'll ask about it.

It's a bug in Autoconf 2.66.  There's a discussion with the title
"AC_CHECK_SIZEOF([int *]) is error in autoconf-2.66" on autoconf at

There's a patch that fixes the problem.  Autoconf 2.67 is available in the
git repository, but not yet on the GNU ftp server.


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