Build failure when autotools are installed (Was: Bug#362584: ITP: xindy -- a flexible indexing system)
Joerg Sommer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> I wanted to try out myself whether there are any issues, but it fails
>> to build with
> Can you send me the whole build log? Do you have automake or autoconf
> installed? I've noticed that the build process fails if they are,
> because the configure files get recreated and overwrite my changes.
That sounds like a problem with timestamps.
> solved this with
> % export ACLOCAL=/bin/true AMTAR=/bin/true AUTOCONF=/bin/true \
> AUTOHEADER=/bin/true AUTOMAKE=/bin/true MAKEINFO=/bin/true
> % dpkg-buildpackage ...
> but this looks more like a hack. I don't know why they get recreated and
> how to prevent this. I don't want to patch the .am files, because this is
> not needed.
I'm not a autotools wizard, but maybe someone on the list can help.
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