configure m4 problem

Niels Möller nisse at
Fri Aug 20 10:13:31 CEST 2010

Ozkan Sezer <sezeroz at> writes:

> M4 is a configure user variable and it is supposed to be exported.
> See the generated configure file, it is in ac_subst_vars.

Now we're talking about different things. The M4 variable surely is
intended to be substituted in files like What I question is
if it is intended to be exported as an environment variable to
subprocesses started by configure. I don't see any

  export M4

in the generated configure script, but I may of course be missing

> Although the GMP_PROG_M4 respects user-set M4 variable, GMP's
> doesn't respect it and override it

You do have a user-set M4 variable? If so, that's new and crucial
information. I'm getting even more confused about what the problem you
are reporting really is. Is the problem that you have a user-set M4, and
GMPs configure is not respecting it?

> Can you please tell us what is wrong with the suggested solutions?


I cannot do that, because I don't yet understand the problem those
proposed solutions are intended to solve.


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