m4 - macro processing language

Property Value
Distribution Debian Sid
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename m4_1.4.18-2_amd64.deb
Package name m4
Package version 1.4.18
Package release 2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category devel::interpreter implemented-in::c interface::commandline interpreters role::program scope::utility suite::gnu
Homepage http://www.gnu.org/software/m4/
License -
Maintainer Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
Download size 198.40 KB
Installed size 353.00 KB


Package Version Architecture Repository
m4_1.4.18-2_i386.deb 1.4.18 i386 Debian Main
m4 - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.17
libsigsegv2 >= 2.9


Type URL
Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
Binary Package m4_1.4.18-2_amd64.deb
Source Package m4

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install m4 deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install m4




2018-12-01 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
m4 (1.4.18-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix FTBFS with glibc 2.28. Closes: #915152.
* Rules-Requires-Root: no.
2017-01-05 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
m4 (1.4.18-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release, mostly portability fixes.
* Drop 01-float-endian-detection, adopted upstream.
* Drop 02-add-escapes-for-braces-in-perl-regex, adopted upstream.
* Drop 99-config-guess-config-sub, no longer needed when using dh
and a recent enough debhelper.
* This is now a 0-patch package again, hurrah!
* Priority: optional, following the override file.
* Add "Suggests: m4-doc" to m4, for those who prefer documentation
in HTML format. Closes: #805898.
* Add the key of Eric Blake as debian/upstream/signing-key.asc and
modify the watch file accordingly.
* Standards-Version: 3.9.8 (no special changes for this).
2015-12-24 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
m4 (1.4.17-5) unstable; urgency=medium
* build-aux/update-copyright: Add escapes for braces in perl regex.
New perl 5.22 gives a deprecation warning on stderr, making
test-update-copyright.sh to fail, making the package to FTBFS.
Reported by Chris Lamb. Closes: #808917.
* Update config.guess and config.sub.
2014-05-17 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
m4 (1.4.17-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fixed lintian warning "description-synopsis-starts-with-article".
* Fix detection of floating point endianness. Closes: #748361.
This should make build tests to work again on ppc64el.
Patch from Alan Modra taken from Ubuntu. Thanks a lot.
Note: This is really a gnulib problem.
* Updated config.guess and config.sub.
2014-03-06 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
m4 (1.4.17-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Moved texinfo from Build-Depends to Build-Depends-Indep and changed
debian/rules accordingly, to ease bootstrapping. Closes: #737935.
Patch by Daniel Schepler. Thanks a lot.
2013-12-01 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
m4 (1.4.17-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Dropped --split=chapter from makeinfo invocation when generating HTML,
it is not needed and it makes hppa build to fail. Closes: #730840.
2013-10-12 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
m4 (1.4.17-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Switch from texi2html to makeinfo.
* Added --disable-rpath to ./configure call.
* Dropped 01-no-usr-share-info-dir-gz. debhelper sets AM_UPDATE_INFO_DIR=no.
* Dropped 02-workaround-for-binutils-bug-on-mips. This was Bug #519006 and
it was fixed three years ago in binutils_2.20.51.20100925-1.
* Dropped 03-fix-for-test-readlink. This was a gnulib issue and it was fixed
in 2011-03-30 by commit dc44690985e727ac2ef5af783a495a369223ab69.
* Dropped 04-fix-for-gnulib-glibc-gets. This was a gnulib issue and it was
fixed in 2012-03-29 by commit 66712c23388e93e5c518ebc8515140fa0c807348.
* Dropped 99-config-guess-config-sub. Current files are recent enough.
* This is again a 0-patch package. Congratulations to all parties involved.
2013-02-24 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
m4 (1.4.16-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Added fix for gnulib compilation against eglibc 2.16, which no longer
declares gets by default. Closes: #694952.
2012-10-17 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
m4 (1.4.16-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Updated config.guess and config.sub.
* Link against libsigsegv, recommended by upstream. Closes: #688804.
2012-05-07 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
m4 (1.4.16-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Switch to dh.
* Added Multi-Arch: foreign. Closes: #640783.

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