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Commits on Jun 2, 2012
  1. Add symlink gnu/man/man1/m4

    cheusov committed
Commits on May 29, 2012
  1. Remove GNU_PROGRAM_PREFIX variable (discussed in pkgsrc-users@).

    cheusov committed
    All utilities are installed with a prefix 'g'. Symlinks with original
    names are created in ${PREFIX}/gnu/bin.
Commits on Apr 27, 2012
  1. Add upstream patch fixing build on Solaris 9 with Sun Studio 11.

    wiz committed
    Suggested by Stephen Nelson-Smith <> on pkgsrc-users.
Commits on Jan 31, 2012
  1. update.

    christos committed
  2. bump patchlevel

    christos committed
  3. update for new fpos_t

    christos committed
Commits on Mar 16, 2011
  1. Update to 1.4.16:

    wiz committed
    * Noteworthy changes in release 1.4.16 (2011-03-01) [stable]
    ** Fix regressions in the `index' builtin.  On glibc platforms, this
       avoids false positives from a strstr bug in glibc 2.9 through 2.12;
       on many other platforms, it fixes two separate regressions, a false
       positive introduced in 1.4.11 and a false negative in 1.4.15.
    ** A number of portability improvements inherited from gnulib.
Commits on Sep 3, 2010
  1. Update to 1.4.15:

    wiz committed
    * Noteworthy changes in release 1.4.15 (2010-08-31) [stable]
    ** Fix regression introduced in 1.4.9b where the `format' builtin could
       crash on an invalid format string.
    ** Fix compilation against newer glibc, and on AIX 7.1BETA.
    ** A number of portability improvements inherited from gnulib.
Commits on Jul 21, 2010
  1. Fix build under Mac OS X which got broken by yesterday's

    tron committed
    DragonFlyBSD's fixes.
Commits on Jul 20, 2010
  1. Dragonfly PR pkg/43098: Goetz Isenmann: devel/m4 broken

    tnn committed
    (bustage due to gnulib compat mess)
Commits on Mar 25, 2010
  1. Skip broken NaN and infinity handling on VAX. May not strictly be

    jklos committed
    "correct", but VAX doesn't support NaN and infinity in its floating point,
    so this is just to make m4 build on VAX.
Commits on Mar 18, 2010
  1. Remove DragonFly workaround that's no longer necessary.

    wiz committed
    From Johannes Hofmann in PR 42926.
Commits on Feb 26, 2010
  1. Update to 1.4.14:

    wiz committed
    * Noteworthy changes in Version 1.4.14 (2010-02-24) [stable]
      Released by Eric Blake, based on git version 1.4.13.*
    ** Fix regression introduced in 1.4.12 where executing with stdout closed
       could crash m4 on exit on some platforms.
    ** Fix regressions introduced in 1.4.13 in the `esyscmd' builtin, where
       closed file descriptors could interfere with child execution, and where
       a child status of 127 made m4 print a spurious message to stderr.
    ** Fix a security hole in 'make dist', present since at least M4 1.4, that
       could affect anybody attempting to redistribute modified sources (see
       Automake CVE-2009-4029).
    ** A number of portability improvements inherited from gnulib.
Commits on Jun 14, 2009
  1. Remove @dirrm entries from PLISTs

    joerg committed
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Commits on May 19, 2009
  1. Use standard location for LICENSE line (in MAINTAINER/HOMEPAGE/COMMENT

    wiz committed
    block). Uncomment some commented out LICENSE lines while here.
Commits on Apr 20, 2009
  1. Update to 1.4.13. Set LICENSE (gnu-gpl-v3).

    wiz committed
    * Noteworthy changes in Version 1.4.13 (2009-04-01) [stable]
      Released by Eric Blake, based on git version 1.4.12.*
    ** The manual is now distributed under the terms of FDL 1.3.
    ** The `divert' and `undivert' builtins have been made more efficient
       when using temporary files for large diversions.
    ** The `translit' builtin has been made more efficient when the second
       argument is short.
    ** The input engine has been optimized for faster processing.
    ** The command line option `--debugfile', introduced in 1.4.7, now
       treats its argument as optional, in order to allow setting the debug
       output back to stderr when used without an argument; and order is now
       significant with respect to command line files.  You must therefore use
       `m4 --debugfile=trace file', not `m4 file --debugfile trace'.  This
       change does not affect the deprecated `-o'/`--error-output' option.
    ** The `syscmd' and `esyscmd' builtins can be configured to use an
       alternate shell, via the new `configure' option `--with-syscmd-shell'.
    ** A number of portability improvements inherited from gnulib.
Commits on Oct 24, 2008
Commits on Oct 14, 2008
  1. Update to 1.4.12:

    wiz committed
    * Noteworthy changes in Version 1.4.12 (2008-10-10) [stable]
      Released by Eric Blake, based on git version 1.4.11.*
    ** Fix regression introduced in 1.4.4b where using `traceon' could delete
       a macro.  This was most noticeable with `traceon(`traceon')', but
       would also happen in cases such as `foo(traceon(`foo'))'.
    ** Fix regression introduced in 1.4.7 where `m4 -N9' died with an assertion
    ** Fix regression introduced in 1.4.11 where `defn' died with an assertion
       failure on a traced but undefined macro.
    ** New `-g'/`--gnu' command-line option overrides `-G'/`--traditional'.
       For now, the environment variable POSIXLY_CORRECT has no effect on M4
       behavior; but a future release of M4 will behave as though --traditional
       is implied if POSIXLY_CORRECT is set (this future change is necessary,
       because in the current release, there is no way to disable GNU
       extensions that conflict with POSIX without the use of a non-POSIX
       command-line argument).  Clients of M4 that want to use GNU extensions,
       even when POSIXLY_CORRECT is set, should start using the -g command-line
       argument, even though it is currently a no-op if -G did not appear
       earlier in the command line, so that the client will not break in the
       face of an upgraded m4 and a POSIXLY_CORRECT execution environment.
    ** The `-L'/`--nesting-limit' command-line option now defaults to 0 for
       unlimited on platforms that can detect and deal with stack overflow.  On
       systems that lack alternate stack support, such as Cygwin, and on
       systems that do not obey the POSIX semantics for distinguishing stack
       overflow from other exceptions, such as Linux, you can optionally
       install the libsigsegv library (version 2.6 or newer recommended) to
       enhance m4's ability to accurately report stack overflow:
    ** A number of portability improvements inherited from gnulib.
Commits on Aug 23, 2008
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Commits on Apr 27, 2008
  1. Fix homepage.

    reed committed
Commits on Apr 13, 2008
  1. Add patch from Bruno Haible (upstream) fixing two of the included

    wiz committed
    gnulib tests that were broken on NetBSD-4.99.58/amd64.
Commits on Apr 12, 2008
  1. Convert to use PLIST_VARS instead of manually passing "@comment "

    jlam committed
    through PLIST_SUBST to the plist module.
Commits on Apr 11, 2008
  1. Update to 1.4.11:

    wiz committed
    * Noteworthy changes in Version 1.4.11 (2008-04-02) [stable]
      Released by Eric Blake, based on git version 1.4.10a
    ** Security fixes for the -F option, for bugs present since -F was
       introduced in 1.3: Avoid core dump with 'm4 -F file -t undefined', and
       avoid arbitrary code execution with certain file names.
    ** Fix regression introduced in 1.4.9b in the `divert' builtin when more
       than 512 kibibytes are saved in diversions on platforms like NetBSD
       or darwin where fopen(name,"a+") seeks to the end of the file.
    ** The output of the `maketemp' and `mkstemp' builtins is now quoted if a
       file was created.  This is a minor security fix, because it was possible
       (although rather unlikely) that an unquoted string could match an
       existing macro name, such that use of the `mkstemp' output would trigger
       inadvertent macro expansion and operate on the wrong file name.
    ** Enhance the `defn' builtin to support concatenation of multiple text
       arguments, as required by POSIX.  However, at this time, it is not
       possible to concatenate a builtin macro with anything else; a warning is
       now issued if this is attempted, although a future version of M4 may
       lift this restriction to match other implementations.
    ** Enhance the `format' builtin to parse all C99 floating point numbers,
       even on platforms where strtod(3) is buggy, although the replacement
       function does have the known issue of rounding errors when parsing
       some decimal floating point values.  This fixes testsuite failures
       introduced in 1.4.9b.
    ** Enhance the `index' builtin to guarantee linear behavior, in spite of
       the surprisingly large number of systems with a brain-dead quadratic
    ** A number of portability improvements inherited from gnulib.
Commits on Sep 25, 2007
  1. add to work around a compiler optimization error with

    dmcmahill committed
    gcc on solaris.
Commits on Jul 29, 2007
  1. Override gnulib's fflush.c on DragonFly with a far less intrusive

    joerg committed
    versions. This is still in discussion with upstream, but working m4
    is critical, so apply this stop-gap solution. It works on the other
    BSD derived stdio implementations as well, if you want to switch.
Commits on Jul 22, 2007
  1. Update to 1.4.10nb1. Like previous update to 1.4.10, but includes

    wiz committed
    a patch from Eric Blake that fixes the problem that appeared e.g.
    in dosbox or mng.
Commits on Jul 20, 2007
  1. Revert update to 1.4.10 because it seems to break autoconf.

    wiz committed
    (breaking mng, firefox, thunderbird, dosbox and probably others)
Commits on Jul 19, 2007
  1. Update to 1.4.10. Add commented out LICENSE=GPLv3 line.

    wiz committed
    Version 1.4.10 - 09 Jul 2007, by Eric Blake  (CVS version 1.4.9c)
    * Upgrade from GPL version 2 to GPL version 3 or later.
    * A number of portability improvements inherited from gnulib.
    * Avoid undefined behavior introduced in 1.4.9b in the `format' builtin
      when handling %c.  However, this area of code has never been documented,
      and currently does not match the POSIX behavior of printf(1), so it may
      have further changes in the next version.
    Version 1.4.9b - 29 May 2007, by Eric Blake  (CVS version 1.4.9a)
    * Fix regression introduced in 1.4.9 in the `eval' builtin when performing
    * Fix regression introduced in 1.4.8 in the `-F' option that made it
      impossible to freeze more than 512 kibibytes of diverted text.
    * The synclines option `-s' no longer generates sync lines in the middle of
      multiline comments or quoted strings.
    * Work around a number of corner-case POSIX compliance bugs in various
      broken stdio libraries.  In particular, the `syscmd' builtin behaves
      more predictably when stdin is seekable.
    * The `format' builtin now understands formats such as %a, %A, and %'hhd,
      and works around a number of platform printf bugs.  Furthermore, the
      sequence format(%*.*d,-1,-1,1) no longer outputs random data.  However,
      some non-compliant platforms such as mingw still have known bugs in
      strtod that may cause testsuite failures.
    * The testsuite is improved to also run gnulib portability tests for the
      features that M4 imports from gnulib.
Commits on May 24, 2007
Commits on Apr 8, 2007
  1. Update to 1.4.9:

    wiz committed
    Version 1.4.9 - 23 Mar 2007, by Eric Blake  (CVS version 1.4.8c)
    * Minor documentation and portability cleanups.
    Version 1.4.8b - 24 Feb 2007, by Eric Blake  (CVS version 1.4.8a)
    * Fix a regression introduced in 1.4.8 that made m4 unable to process
      files larger than 2GiB on some platforms.
    * Fix a regression introduced in 1.4.8 that made m4 dump core when
      invoked as 'm4 -- file'.
    * The `eval' builtin now follows C precedence rules.  Additionally, the
      short-circuit operators correctly short-circuit division by zero.  The
      previously undocumented alias of '=' meaning '==' in eval now triggers a
      deprecation warning, so that a future version of M4 can implement a form
      of variable assignment as an extension.
    * The `include' builtin now affects exit status on failure, as required by
      POSIX.  Use `sinclude' if you need a successful exit status.
    * The `-E'/`--fatal-warnings' command-line option now has two levels.  When
      specified only once, warnings affect exit status, but execution
      continues, so that you can see all warnings instead of fixing them one
      at a time.  To acheive 1.4.8 behavior, where the first warning
      immediately exits, specify -E twice on the command line.
    * A new `--warn-macro-sequence' command-line option allows detection of
      sequences in `define' and `pushdef' definitions that match an optional
      regular expression.  The default regular expression is
      `\$\({[^}]*}\|[0-9][0-9]+\)', corresponding to the sequences that might
      not behave correctly when upgrading to the eventual M4 2.0.  By default,
      M4 2.0 will follow the POSIX requirement that a macro definition
      containing `$11' must expand to the first argument concatenated with 1,
      rather than the eleventh argument; and will take advantage of the POSIX
      wording that allows implementations to treat `${11}' as the eleventh
      argument instead of literal text.  Be aware that Autoconf 2.61 will not
      work with this option enabled with the default regular expression; but
      Autoconf 2.62 will be compatible with this option.
    * Improved portability to platforms such as BSD/OS and AIX.
Commits on Dec 4, 2006
  1. Update to 1.4.8:

    wiz committed
    Version 1.4.8 - 20 November 2006, by Eric Blake  (CVS version 1.4.7a)
    * The `divert' macro and `-H'/`--hashsize' command line option no longer
      cause a core dump when handed extra large values.  Also, `divert' now
      uses memory proportional to the number of diversions in use, rather than
      to the maximum diversion number encountered, so that large diversion
      numbers are less likely to exhaust system memory; and is no longer
      limited by the maximum number of file descriptors.
    * The `--help' and `--version' command line options now consistently
      override all earlier options.  For example, `m4 --debugfile=trace
      --help' now no longer accidentally creates an empty file `trace'.
    * The `-L'/`--nesting-limit' command line option can now be set to 0
      to remove the default limit of 1024.  However, it is still possible that
      heavily nested input can cause abrupt program termination due to stack
    * Problems encountered when writing to standard error, such as with the
      `errprint' macro, now always cause a non-zero exit status.
    * Warnings and errors issued during macro expansion are now consistently
      reported at the line where the macro name was detected, rather than
      where the close parenthesis resides.  Text wrapped by `m4wrap' now
      remembers the location that was in effect when m4wrap was invoked,
      rather than changing to line 0 and the empty string for a file.  The
      macros `__line__' and `__file__' now work correctly even as the last
      token in an included file.
    * The `builtin' and `indir' macros now transparently handle builtin
      tokens generated by `defn'.
    * When diversions created by the `divert' macro collect enough text that
      M4 must use temporary files, the environment variable $TMPDIR is now
      consulted, and a better effort is made to clean up those files in the
      event of a fatal signal.
    * The `mkstemp' builtin is added with the same GNU semantics as `maketemp',
      based on the recommendation of POSIX to deprecate the POSIX semantics of
      `maketemp' as inherently insecure.  In GNU mode (no -G supplied on the
      command line), `maketemp' silently retains the secure GNU semantics, but
      a future release of M4 will change this to emit a warning.  In
      traditional mode (m4 -G), `maketemp' now uses the POSIX-mandated insecure
      semantics, and issues a warning that you should convert your script to
      use `mkstemp' instead.  Additionally, `mkstemp' and `maketemp' are now
      well-defined even if the template argument does not end in six `X'
    * The manual has been improved, including a new section on a composite
      macro `foreach'.
    * The `changecom' and `changequote' macros now treat an empty second
      argument the same as if it were missing, rather than using the empty
      string and making it impossible to end a comment or quote.
    * The `translit' macro now operates in linear instead of quadratic time,
      and is now eight-bit clean.
    * The `-D', `-U', `-s', and `-t' command line options now take effect
      after any files encountered earlier on the command line, rather than up
      front, as is done in traditional implementations and required by POSIX.
Commits on Nov 2, 2006
  1. DESTDIR support.

    joerg committed
Commits on Oct 4, 2006
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