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Re: Fun with upgrades - not

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Fun with upgrades - not
Date: Fri, 08 Jul 2016 14:14:39 +0200
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Alexander Kobel <address@hidden> writes:

> On 2016-07-08 13:44, Phil Holmes wrote:
>>>  [...]
>>>> Last week I decided to bite the bullet and upgrade from Ubuntu 10.04
>>>> to a more recent version. [...]
>>> sudo apt-get build-dep lilypond
>> Did this, thanks, and now have the following problems.
> Hi Phil,
> I'm trying to give pointers without having access to the same
> environment, so bear with me if they turn out misleading.
>> Problem 1:
>> address@hidden:~/lilypond-git$ sh --noconfigure
>> processing .
>> Running autoconf ...
>> 17: autoconf: not found
> Hm. Sounds like autoconf is not installed; it's not listed explicitly
> in the build dependencies in the Debian package either, so that's
> probably an oversight by the package maintainer.

autoconf is not normally a requirement when building from a tarball
which usually contains the autoconf-generated files.  autoconf is only
needed for building directly from a repository checkout.  I don't think
that Debian usually does that.

David Kastrup

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