Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 509290
Automake 1.11 does not work to compile GNOME modules including Yelp
Last modified: 2009-07-02 05:11:50 EDT
Description of problem: GNOME modules Yelp and gnome-doc-utils fail to build on Fedora 11 with the Development group installed, including automake-1.11-2.fc11
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):1.11
Do a git clone from GNOME for Yelp or gnome-doc-utils
Steps to Reproduce:
1. git clone from GNOME for Yelp or gnome-doc-utils
2. run ./autogen.sh
3. autogen.sh fails
skipping ./test -- flagged as no auto-gen
checking for autoconf >= 2.53...
testing autoconf2.50... not found.
testing autoconf... found 2.63
checking for automake >= 1.9...
testing automake-1.10... not found.
testing automake-1.9... not found.
***Error***: You must have automake >= 1.9 installed
to build Yelp. Download the appropriate package for
from your distribution or get the source tarball at
[pcutler@lucien yelp]$ automake --version
automake (GNU automake) 1.11
Copyright (C) 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License GPLv2+: GNU GPL version 2 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
Written by Tom Tromey <email@example.com>
and Alexandre Duret-Lutz <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Running ./autogen.sh should work as automake 1.11 is installed, and should create the make files in order to run make and make install
Additional info: I need Yelp 2.27.2 and gnome-doc-utils 0.17.2 to write GNOME documentation in Mallard, and rawhide only has Yelp 2.27.1 available, which is why I needed to compile from source
It's not a bug in automake if gnome's autogen.sh checks only for automake 1.9 and 1.10 and ignores everything newer.
Try running autoreconf instead of ./autogen.sh, here's a cut&paste from automake's info file:
Many packages come with a script called `bootstrap.sh' or
`autogen.sh', that will just call `aclocal', `libtoolize', `gettextize'
or `autopoint', `autoconf', `autoheader', and `automake' in the right
order. Actually this is precisely what `autoreconf' can do for you.
If your package has such a `bootstrap.sh' or `autogen.sh' script,
consider using `autoreconf'.