Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 242613
automake 1.10 does not work with kde
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:06 EST
Description of problem:
Command "make" tells I need automake 1.6 when, in fact, I have version 1.10.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
package automake.noarch 0:1.10-5 from the default fedora repository.
I'm no expert at all in compiling stuff. I was just trying to compile k9copy
when the below happened.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. wget http://ufpr.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/k9copy/k9copy-1.1.1-3.tar.gz
2. tar zxvf k9copy*
3. cd k9copy*
4. cat README
5. make -f Makefile.cvs && echo ok
Make doesn't work and tells me I need automake 1.6:
[duli@localhost k9copy-1.1.1-3]$ make -f Makefile.cvs && echo ok
This Makefile is only for the CVS repository
This will be deleted before making the distribution
*** YOU'RE USING automake (GNU automake) 1.10.
*** KDE requires automake 1.6
make: ** [cvs] Erro 1
make: ** [all] Erro 2
Make should complete successfully.
The various automake packages aren't compatible, you can't use a file written
for automake-1.6 with automake-1.10 without some modifications.
You're better off using the automake16 compatibility package for this.
Just install that package and make sure that the makefile runs automake16
instead of automake.
Okay, solved by installing automake17. My bad not knowing it wasn´t supposed to
be compatible with superior version. Thanks a lot for your help.