automake will generate a bogus Makefile.in when using lisp (the gettext
package is one example). It puts an @ in the Makefile.in so make won't
quit on an error, but it puts it in the middle of a shell expression (so
the shell barfs on an extraneous @). It looks like someone created lisp.am
by copying another .am file and didn't take this out.
The patch is easy (and will be attached).
Created attachment 41653 [details]
Patch to fix lisp.am bug
FYI: this bug is fixed in the CVS automake.
We hope to do a bug-fix release soon.
This release will be in the 1.5 series.
The 1.4 series has ended.
(If Red Hat is sticking with 1.4 for a while, we can
work something out; this bug is also fixed on the 1.4 branch,
but the 1.4 branch can't be released as-is.)
Thanks. This already seems fixed in automake-1.5, ie automake-1.5-1. (It was
also fixed in automake-1.4p5-3.)