Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57265
Minor patch to .spec to build with latest auto* tools
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:37 EDT
Patch follows. It's probably not the "right" fix but it builds. The
new-autoconf-generated ./configure needs some files adding, which doesn't
happen right if automake /autoconf are run before aclocal, for reasons I'm
not really interested in right now :o)
Created attachment 40068 [details]
Quick fix to get gnorpm to build with latest autoconf/automake.
Right now it looks like we're going to give up on automake 1.5 and revert to
1.4, because 100+ packages are failing similarly. :-/ Though in this case the
patch was a simple "aclocal" which is encouraging.
I'll keep the bug open until we figure out what to do.
Reverting is quite tempting, I spent a week or two downgrading so I could build
control-center and a couple of other things. I'm not sure whether I'd rather
have the pain now or later (and you guys have to make that call too).
FWIW I would expect most packages to get fixed upstream (slowly) and anything
that's built from a dist source rather than a CVS snapshot should (hopefully)
not be dependent on what are supposed to be maintainer-only tools, anyway.
You may even be able to fix them all by twiddling the %configure macro in
/usr/lib/rpm/macros (I had a stab at this, but I'm not used to hacking around in
there and all the %_percentSignUnderscoreSomething macros were confusing me :o)
Oh, and thanks for "GNOME Hide" btw, the newer stuff looks "prettier" and a lot
of apps "feel" a bit faster. Some of that might be down to the 2.4.16 kernel,
automake mess approximately cleaned up now.