ANNOUNCE: GHC 6.8.1 Release Candidate

Sven Panne sven.panne at
Sat Sep 15 05:05:53 EDT 2007

On Friday 14 September 2007 15:42, Ian Lynagh wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 14, 2007 at 12:20:20PM +0200, Philip K.F. Hölzenspies wrote:
> [...]
> > /usr/share/aclocal/progsreiserfs.m4:13: warning: underquoted
> > definition of AC_CHECK_LIBREISERFS
> >   run info '(automake)Extending aclocal'
> >   or see
> >
> autoreconf seems to be complaining about its own library files here. I
> can't explain why you'd get this for directory but not for other
> libraries. Do you have multiple versions of autoreconf installed (will
> probably be part of an autoconf or autotools package, or similar)?
> Is this problem repeatable?

Warnings like this can safely be ignored, you often get tons of them. At one 
point in time, the autoconf people decided to issue warnings for some things 
which have been documented as "don't do this", but it obviously takes ages 
until all packages obey these simple rules. The progreiserfs.m4 probably 
belongs to some badly maintained ReiserFS library which is installed on the 
system and gets included via arcane ways. Ugly, but nothing to worry about, 
as autoconf still does the same as before...


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