Bug 226785 - Porter's Handbook, 6.6 Using GNU Autotools needs to discuss USES= autoreconf
Summary: Porter's Handbook, 6.6 Using GNU Autotools needs to discuss USES= autoreconf
Status: Closed Overcome By Events
Alias: None
Product: Documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
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Reported: 2018-03-19 20:12 UTC by freebsd
Modified: 2018-04-12 07:15 UTC (History)
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Description freebsd 2018-03-19 20:12:15 UTC
Section 6.6 of the Porter's Handbook discusses the use of USE_AUTOTOOLS, but makes no mention of the fact that they do nothing unless USES= autoreconf is also present.

It seems like the general build procedure should insure this automatically, but it doesn't.
Comment 1 freebsd 2018-03-19 21:38:41 UTC
As it turns out, section 6.6 needs to be completely reworked, as the use of USE_AUTOTOOLS is no longer allowed.
Comment 2 Mathieu Arnold freebsd_committer 2018-04-12 07:15:07 UTC
Mmmm, everything talking of USE_AUTOTOOLS was removed in doc r51510.