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FS#41351 - [wxgtk2.8] does not include m4 file that is in wxgtk used when building from source

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Bill Pickett (headkase) - Saturday, 26 July 2014, 14:10 GMT
Last edited by Eric Belanger (Snowman) - Monday, 11 August 2014, 19:51 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Eric Belanger (Snowman)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No



The official wxgtk2.8 package includes development files used when building packages from source. An "m4" file is missing from wxgtk2.8 that prevents building of packages that depend on that development file. The m4 file was specifically excluded from the package in ABS. wxgtk (not wxgtk2.8) includes this file and installing the wxgtk package then allows wxgtk2.8 source files to be successfully built.

Additional info:
* package version(s)


* config and/or log files etc.

Steps to reproduce:

Attempt to build without wxgtk installed but with wxgtk2.8 installed as that package requires.
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Closed by  Eric Belanger (Snowman)
Monday, 11 August 2014, 19:51 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  wxgtk2.8- contains /usr/share/aclocal/wxwin2.8.m4
Comment by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Saturday, 26 July 2014, 14:32 GMT
Sounds like wxgtk needs to be a makedep for the package. We can't have the same file in both packages.
Comment by Bill Pickett (headkase) - Thursday, 07 August 2014, 20:54 GMT
There hasn't been anything new so I'll make a suggestion, and keep in mind that I am a n00b for packaging so what I'm suggesting might just be wrong or not feasible. How about placing wxgtk2.8 into it's own, different, prefix and keeping "/usr/bin/wx-config-2.8" the same but all the other files in a different path?
Comment by Eric Belanger (Snowman) - Thursday, 07 August 2014, 23:49 GMT
I was thinking along the lines of just adding a m4 file under a different name.
Comment by Bill Pickett (headkase) - Friday, 08 August 2014, 00:23 GMT
I'm sure that that is a much better idea than mine. ;)