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configure.ac: not using gettext

I am trying to compile a gnome application and I am curious what the output means when I run the autogen.sh script: ~/Documents/Code/window-picker-applet $./autogen.sh autoreconf: Entering directory `...
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What is the preferred way to build software in the BSDs?

I was wondering what the preferred way of building software in the BSDs is and if they are actively using and encouraging the use of GNU autotools. I found the following section about GNU autoconf in ...
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Do GNUmakefile, GNUmakefile.am, and GNUmakefile.in indicate that Automake has been used?

The source folder of rtnet contains only the above mentioned files for compilation purposes. Remaining files are the source code of the examples. Question is that do these files indicate that they ...
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How to prevent automake from overwriting INSTALL?

I'm working on a project that has a custom INSTALL file. Running automake --add-missing (or more precisely, autoreconf -i) will generate the GNU default INSTALL file, and overwrite our file with it. ...
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When did Automake switch to using Perl

I tried to get remove Perl from my Ubuntu machine, but found that automake not only depends on Perl but itself is a Perl program. I read somewhere this was not always the case. Today I looked in the ...
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How to change the compiler settings with AutoMake?

I want to build a library with a specific tool instead of GCC. The regular build sequence is: ./configure make make install Where should I replace the GCC settings (I think that the configure was ...
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Why is this autogen.sh script failing?

I've downloaded this window manager from github and it has a autogen.sh script but it failed each time. I don't know what could happen or how to fix it: Output from ./autogen.sh: /usr/bin/gnome-...
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Add additional processing in an automake build for one object

I'm trying to make a small change to an automake build. The system to modify uses configure.ac and Makefile.am inputs. For a single object file within one subdirectory I have to invoke a script ...
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Will g++ build 64bit on 64bit system?

If I am using automake to build a library if there are no specific flags specifying target system will the result be according to the system that the build is happening on? Meaning compiler on 64bit ...
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How to disallow different automake versions from overwriting each other's binary files

I was using automake 1.11 without trouble, until some package required automake 1.10. When installing it, I found that it actually wants to overwrite /usr/bin/{aclocal,automake} (which were installed ...
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Dependencies problem with automake

I am using automake on Debian Squeeze for compiling a very simple C project with 6 source files. The issue comes when I try to compile the sources using the generated Makefile. One of the sources (...
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How to remove a license file when debian packaging using autotools automake?

My Debian package produces a lintian error: rhythmbox-plugin-alternative-toolbar: extra-license-file usr/lib/rhythmbox/plugins/alternative-toolbar/LICENSE This is because the source contains the ...
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Nested packages for different subdirectories in autoconf?

I have different subdirectories that need to be compiled in different ways. For example, some files needs to include some others using CFLAGS. However, CFLAGS can only be set in configuration files, ...
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How to add a precompiled library in autotools?

I have a precompiled shared object that I need to distribute with the package I'm building, how do I get automake to copy the shared object to the lib/ folder where it places all of the rest of the ...
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Trying to automake gnome-terminal

I am on Fedora 20. I am trying to make gnome-terminal. The automake does not find certain packages. I do not understand why. Here is the part I do not understand. checking which gtk+ version to ...
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Autotools does not detect my architecture correctly. How to handle?

I am trying to build the latest ffmpeg from the git repo. However, as you can see below, autotools does not detect correctly that my box has 64-bit architecture (Ubuntu 12.04). Consequently, during ...
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Moving to FHS 3: How to overwrite GNU Autotools directory variables?

In GNU Autotools, the directory variables $sharedstatedir and $localstatedir expand to $(prefix)/com and $(prefix)/var respectively. However the com and var directories don't exist anymore in FHS 3, ...
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automake error: Unescaped left brace in regex is deprecated

After compiling and installing GNU automake 1.15, I get this error whenever I run automake: Unescaped left brace in regex is deprecated, passed through in regex; marked by <-- HERE in m/\${ <-- ...
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Automake - problem with installing version automake-1.14.1

I have problem with installing automake 1.14.1 on Rapbian (2014-09-09-wheezy-raspbian) distro. I wrote sh ./configure and then I wrote make then terminal wrote me that: $ make CDPATH="${...
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Autotools: Generating the GNUmakefile starting from GNUmakefile.am

After patching my Debian Jessie with Kernel 3.18.22 with the 5.0 test1 RTAI patch (www.rtai.org), I took the source code of a sample test application, provided with the patch, wanting to understand ...
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'pkglibexecdir' is not a legitimate directory

I'm following some outdated instructions in an attempt to compile some proprietary, closed-source, unsupported, legacy code. Here is what a typical shell session looks like: $ autoreconf -fi src/...