Bug #5542 Multiple "underquoted definition" warnings.
Submitted: 13 Sep 2004 12:10 Modified: 21 Oct 2006 9:21
Reporter: Timour Katchaounov Email Updates:
Status: No Feedback Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Compiling Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:5.0 OS:Linux (SuSe Linux 9.1)
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[13 Sep 2004 12:10] Timour Katchaounov
When building a fresh clone of MySQL 5.0 (from Mon, Sept. 17th) on the following system:
  SuSe 9.1 Pro with autoconf 2.59, automake 1.8.3, libtool 1.5.2
there are multiple "underquoted definition" warnings issued by the build tools.
Below I pasted the first lines after the build begins:

+++ aclocal
configure.in:277: warning: underquoted definition of AC_SYS_COMPILER_FLAG
  run info '(automake)Extending aclocal'
  or see http://sources.redhat.com/automake/automake.html#Extending%20aclocal
configure.in:300: warning: underquoted definition of AC_SYS_CPU_COMPILER_FLAG
configure.in:308: warning: underquoted definition of AC_SYS_OS_COMPILER_FLAG
acinclude.m4:4: warning: underquoted definition of MYSQL_CHECK_READLINE_DECLARES_HIST_ENTRY
acinclude.m4:24: warning: underquoted definition of MYSQL_CHECK_LIBEDIT_INTERFACE
acinclude.m4:45: warning: underquoted definition of MYSQL_CHECK_NEW_RL_INTERFACE
acinclude.m4:68: warning: underquoted definition of MYSQL_CHECK_SIZEOF
acinclude.m4:97: warning: underquoted definition of MYSQL_TYPE_ACCEPT
acinclude.m4:138: warning: underquoted definition of MYSQL_TYPE_QSORT
acinclude.m4:156: warning: underquoted definition of MYSQL_TIMESPEC_TS
acinclude.m4:175: warning: underquoted definition of MYSQL_TZNAME

How to repeat:
- Get a fresh clone of MySQL 5.0
- run ./BUILD/compile-pentium-debug
[17 Sep 2004 21:38] Konstantin Osipov
The issue was fixed in 4.1 and should be propogated into 5.0 with the next merge:
  1.2007 04/09/15 02:15:11 konstantin@mysql.com +2 -0
  Fix warnings reported by aclocal > 1.8 (Underquoted definition of ...)

Please reopen this bug if you still encounter this problem after 5.0 is merged with 4.1 next time.
[20 Sep 2006 20:17] Marc DVer
I have started to see this under Cygwin on Windows XP Pro, using the latest BitKeeper source for 5.0.25BK as of today.  I have been using the standard compiling instructions for Windows.
[21 Sep 2006 9:21] Valerii Kravchuk
Please, specify versions of autoconf, automake and libtool in your cygwin. Current -BK version is 5.0.26-BK, by the way. Also, please, note, that cygwin platfrom, formally, is not supported.
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