Bug 389071 - libltdl/Makefile.in was built with a conflicting version of automake
libltdl/Makefile.in was built with a conflicting version of automake
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libtool (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Karsten Hopp
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-11-17 21:21 EST by Sam Varshavchik
Modified: 2009-01-09 00:15 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 00:15:41 EST
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configure.ac (514 bytes, text/plain)
2007-11-17 21:21 EST, Sam Varshavchik
no flags Details
Makefile.am (86 bytes, text/plain)
2007-11-17 21:22 EST, Sam Varshavchik
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Description Sam Varshavchik 2007-11-17 21:21:15 EST
Description of problem:

Looks like "libtoolize --ltdl" creates a libltdl subdirectory that contains a
Makefile.in that's somehow not compatible with automake from Fedora 8.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Put the configure.ac and Makefile.am attachments from this bug into an empty
2. Run the following sequence of commands:

$ libtoolize -f --ltdl
You should add the contents of `/usr/share/aclocal/libtool.m4' to `aclocal.m4'.
$ aclocal
$ automake --foreign --add-missing
configure.ac:9: installing `./missing'
configure.ac:9: installing `./install-sh'
$ autoconf
$ ./configure

[ ... ]

$ make

[ ... ]

$ make dist
Actual results:

"make dist" fails with:

make[1]: Entering directory `/home/mrsam/src/lt2/libltdl'
make[1]: *** No rule to make target `mkinstalldirs', needed by `distdir'.  Stop.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/mrsam/src/lt2/libltdl'
make: *** [distdir] Error 1

Expected results:

No errors.

Additional info:

This happens because this is what "libtoolize -f --ltdl" does:

$ ls -al libltdl

[ ... ]

lrwxrwxrwx 1 mrsam mrsam     38 2007-11-17 21:17 Makefile.am ->
lrwxrwxrwx 1 mrsam mrsam     38 2007-11-17 21:17 Makefile.in ->

This Makefile.in is, somehow, not compatible with what automake and autoconf
does to your topmost source directory. If you now enter the following sequence
of commands:

$ cd libltdl
$ automake --foreign
$ cd ..
$ ./configure
$ make
$ make dist

make dist will now work.
Comment 1 Sam Varshavchik 2007-11-17 21:21:59 EST
Created attachment 262641 [details]
Comment 2 Sam Varshavchik 2007-11-17 21:22:18 EST
Created attachment 262651 [details]
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 03:32:54 EST
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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 00:15:41 EST
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
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