Configure step fails on Arch Linux with syntax error near unexpected token `newline'

lilmike reported by IRC that:

So I've got a really strange issue. I'm trying to run mediagoblin on arch
linux, and running ./bootstrap.sh works fine, but upon running configure I
checking for python3... python3
./configure: line 1934: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'
./configure: line 1934: ` '''
This has been happening even before the new release, it's just so strange

Ben suspects this is related to the autoconf version as has seen the same in Guix. Specifying autoconf2.69 in Guix fixes the issue.

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~dressupgeekout a month ago

For whatever it's worth, I've been able to reproduce this issue on macOS "High Sierra" recently, as well

~mediagoblin a month ago

Great, thanks Charlotte! Could you please tell me what version of autoconf you have by running autoconf --version?

~sturm referenced this from #14 a month ago

~dressupgeekout a month ago

I'm running autoconf (GNU Autoconf) 2.71 built from source with pkgsrc -- fairly nonstandard setup, indeed

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