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Auto[make|conf|hell]

I just spent a few evenings in autohell trying to configure the cvs trunk of GNU Smalltalk.

I wish I could document my story, but there were just too many twists and turns (many which ended with the distinct feeling of darkness and that one was likely to be eaten by a grue ;).

Instead I will just document some things I found useful. Firstly, install the latest autoconf and automake package your packaging tool has (MacPorts in my case). Secondly, consider the following your personal arsenal:

  • autoupdate --verbose
  • find . -name configure.ac | xargs perl -pie 's/AM_CONFIG_HEADERS/AC_CONFIG_HEADERS/'
  • autoreconf --verbose

09:46 AM, 19 Jul 2007 by Mark Aufflick Permalink | Comments (1)

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