autogen.input feature request

Lionel Elie Mamane lionel at
Fri May 30 01:16:42 PDT 2014

On Fri, May 30, 2014 at 08:38:15AM +0200, Noel Grandin wrote:

> Could an autogen genius please add a feature to our configure stuff?

> I just spent quite a while tracking down the fact that I had a
> trailing space on a line in my autogen.input file.

> If it's not possible to strip trailing spaces,

I think that stripping trailing spaces will break scenarios such as
"directory name with trailing space" in stuff like:


> could we modify the following error message:

>    configure: error: invalid feature name: debug

> so it reads something like

>   configure: error: invalid feature name: 'debug '

That error message does not come from itself, but from (the
parts of) ./configure (automatically generated by autoconf). So you'd
have to fix this in *autoconf*, and then use the fixed autoconf.

But then you have fixed the problem for all the free software
ecosystem, not only LibreOffice :)


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