author Sam Lantinga <>
Fri, 28 Sep 2012 03:18:18 -0700
changeset 6491 03b7e6b0a8bf
parent 5537 8a66741be632
child 6987 7084af936d82
permissions -rw-r--r--
Fixed bug 1587 - "aclocal" fails to generate a sufficient "aclocal.m4"

Cecil Curry 2012-08-27 16:55:12 PDT

Allow "aclocal" to find the "AC_CHECK_DEFINE" macro.

On running:

rm aclocal.m4
libtoolize --install --copy --force
aclocal -I acinclude
autoconf -I acinclude

The former three commands succeed, but "autoconf" fails with: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_CHECK_DEFINE
If this token and others are legitimate, please use m4_pattern_allow.
See the Autoconf documentation.

"aclocal" fails to find AC_CHECK_DEFINE and hence add such macro to
"aclocal.m4". Here is why:

* "acinclude/ac_check_define.m4" defines AC_CHECK_DEFINE via define() rather
than AC_DEFUN().
* "aclocal" fails to find macros defined via define().
     2 Please distribute this file with the SDL runtime environment:
     4 The Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL for short) is a cross-platfrom library
     5 designed to make it easy to write multi-media software, such as games and
     6 emulators.
     8 The Simple DirectMedia Layer library source code is available from:
    11 This library is distributed under the terms of the zlib license: