[tex-live] kpathsea autoconf

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Tue Feb 5 11:05:30 CET 2008

Hi guys,

What is going on with the autoconf upgrade? I copied kpathsea
for use with mplib on Jan 30, and it was using a configure
generated by autoconf 2.61a (committed by PEB, according to

That version does not seem to compile on MacOsX: I got an error
report from Yue Wang <yuleopen at gmail.com> containing this
output (I shortened the output a bit):

> Hi, Taco,
> On my machine (macbook with os x tiger 10.4.10, Xcode Version 2.5),
> the latest LuaTeX beta (0.20.2) builds fine and works well, and today
> I see the upload mplib, so I want to have a try:
> I tar the bzip2 files, change directory to mplib-alpha-0.10, and run
> ./build.sh.
> I am pretty sure I have the ctangle installed and I can call it from
> my bash (because I have  MacTeX 2007 installed), just as your INSTALL
> file mentioned. it configures fine, but wont make. the script said:
> macbook:~/Desktop/mplib-alpha-0.10 wangyue$ ./build.sh
> Your make is a GNU-make; I will use that
> creating cache ./config.cache
> ... 

(sane-looking output of configure in texk here)

> configuring in kpathsea
> running /bin/sh ../../../src/texk/kpathsea/configure
> --datadir=/usr/local/texlive/2007 --cache-file=.././config.cache
> --srcdir=../../../src/texk/kpathsea
> configure: loading cache .././config.cache
> ...

(sane-looking start of output of configure in texk/kpathsea here)

> configure: updating cache .././config.cache
> configure: creating ./config.status
> config.status: creating Makefile.aux
> sed: 1: "/@configure_input@/ { h ...": extra characters at the end of G command
> config.status: creating Makefile
> config.status: creating c-auto.h
> configuring in web2c
> configure: warning: no configuration information is in web2c
> make: *** No rule to make target `../kpathsea/libkpathsea.la'.  Stop.

I emailed PEB about this on Saturday. It was reasonable that I had no
answer yet, but I was impatient, so I decided to check the repository
just now. Now it turns out I should have emailed Peter Münster instead,
if I understand Karls comment correctly. Can someone please explain
and/or make sure that the above error report reaches the right person?

Best wishes,

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