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Re: Please add an option to fetch missing pieces online

From: Vivien Kraus
Subject: Re: Please add an option to fetch missing pieces online
Date: Thu, 01 Feb 2018 07:31:48 +0100


You are building libidn2 from a git checkout.  It is a little more
complicated than running autoreconf, so the maintainer put a script
named "bootstrap".  You should run that one.  It will fetch many things
from the internet.

However, it looks like you want to compile a released version of the
software.  So in fact you do not need to run the autotools at all,
since you can download the full distribution here:

Le mercredi 31 janvier 2018 à 22:47 -0500, Jeffrey Walton a écrit :
> Please add an option to fetch missing Autotools pieces online. Below,
> there is no reason to torture me for these things. Autotools should
> be
> able to find everything it needs on its own. If it can't find them
> locally, then go get them from the network.
> $ git clone
> $ cd libidn2.git
> $ git checkout libidn2-2.0.4
> $ autoreconf -f -i
> ...
> Copying file po/quot.sed
> Copying file po/remove-potcdate.sin
> aclocal: error: couldn't open directory 'unistring/m4': No such file
> or directory
> autoreconf: aclocal failed with exit status: 1
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