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Re: make distcheck

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: make distcheck
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2009 20:01:59 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

Hi Patrick,

* Patrick Welche wrote on Mon, Mar 02, 2009 at 01:10:44PM CET:
> Just a quick "Am I doing something silly?"


> In a project, using autoconf 2.61, automake 1.10.1, libtool 1.5.26,
> make distcheck succeeds. If I untar the created .tar.bz2 file, and
> /path/to/untar/configure && make, I get errors - somehow the manual
> "check build from buildir != srcdir" fails, but I thought distcheck
> checked it automatically. (I must be missing something, but what?)

Hmm.  Maybe it fails due to absolute value for $(srcdir) (as computed
by configure from the path to it)?  Please show the failure (cut and
paste!).  The make implementation and version used is very interesting
to know, too: VPATH issues are very make dependent.

There can also be bugs that don't show up with certain values of
srcdir; ../configure is fairly common, and there have been suggestions
before to change distcheck to try something different.

Oh, BTW, there's a 99% chance this issue is Automake specific rather
than Autoconf.


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