GMP bootstrap fails with Autoconf 2.69d

Vincent Lefevre vincent at
Mon Nov 16 10:41:39 UTC 2020

On 2020-11-16 10:29:13 +0100, Hans Åberg wrote:
> > On 16 Nov 2020, at 01:18, Vincent Lefevre <vincent at> wrote:
> > If I understand correctly, the goal is to have the Reporting-Bugs.html
> > URL together with the e-mail address.
> Yes, and such a feature is not supported.

I can read:

    Exactly bug-report, if one was provided. Typically an email
    address, or URL to a bug management web page.

So I think that GMP is correct here.

Earlier it is said "The optional argument bug-report should be the
email to which users should send bug reports." but that's a "should"
so that one can expect thinks to work, in particular with the

Note that URLs can contain commas (this occurs in practice, but
perhaps not for BTS URLs), so that if commas or other characters
are forbidden, this should be documented so that the URL is
written with such characters encoded.

Note for GMP: if the URL is accepted, wouldn't it be better to just
put the URL in order to make sure users read this page?

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