[Mono-bugs] [Bug 74628][Cos] New - PKG_CHECK_MODULES macro not available in Gnu Aclocal

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Changed by flashdict@gmail.com.


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+Bug#: 74628
+Product: Mono Tasks
+Version: 0%
+OS: other
+OS Details: 
+Status: NEW   
+Priority: Cosmetic
+Component: Build
+AssignedTo: mono-bugs@ximian.com                            
+ReportedBy: flashdict@gmail.com               
+QAContact: mono-bugs@ximian.com
+TargetMilestone: ---
+Summary: PKG_CHECK_MODULES macro  not available in Gnu Aclocal
+The FreeBSD port of the Gnu configuration tools (aclocal, automake, etc)
+doesn't contain the aclocal macro PKG_CHECK_MODULES[].  This caused
+configure to break on FreeBSD after autogen.  To that end I went and
+downloaded and installed the latest versions of these tools from gnu.org. 
+I was surprised to find that the latest official Gnu version of aclocal
+(1.9) doesn't give the macro either.  I finally had to copy pkg.m4 from the
+freebsd pkg-config into the gnu-tools area to get things to work.  (BSD has
+its own, highly customized versions of automake, autoconf, and aclocal
+which aren't compatible at all with gnu, but it _does_ define the macro.)  
+So, the point is, I don't think that using the macro, PKG_CHECK_MODULES in
+configure is going to be as portable as might be preferred.  I don't have a
+linux box, but if Linux uses straight-up Gnu conf tools, then it's not
+there.  Cygwin's conf tools, however, _do_ define the macro.  Boggle.  
+Perhaps there's a more portable way to test for glib2, or perhaps this
+isn't a problem.  I'm guessing that Novell linux does provide the macro
+with their aclocal, or this would have shown up a long time ago?