[kde-freebsd] Removal of gnu-autoconf/make

Michael Nottebrock lofi at freebsd.org
Tue Aug 14 11:39:35 CEST 2007

Ade Lovett schrieb:
> On Aug 13, 2007, at 00:28 , Michael Nottebrock wrote:
> >> The real problem is that detect-autoconf.pl (part of the standard KDE
> >> build-system) does not like the aclocal as offered by autoconf-wrapper,
> >> refuses to detect it as a proper aclocal executable and fails.
> Wow, detect-autoconf.pl is one *bizarre* script.
Just goes to show you / we were not the first people to pull hair over
autotools and their various incarnations. :)

>   Pardon my ignorance, but is this script run during at any stage of
> the building of devel/kdevelop, or is it elsewhere?
No, it is part of the KDE "admin-dir", which contains a few Makefiles,
scripts and autotools macro definitions. The idea is that when you write
an autotools-based KDE program, you can start off with a
minimal/nonexistant Makefile.am/configure.in(.in), and just run gmake -f
admin/Makefile.cvs and that will do the rest.

This admin dir is not used for building KDevelop itself (the
distribution tarballs come with all the autoconf scripts pre-generated),
but every new KDE project created in KDevelop is bootstrapped with it.
> The -wrapper ports are very closely mirrored after what Gentoo does,
> so in of themselves, shouldn't be causing any problems (this is also
> borne out by other usage of devel/autotools, both within IDEs, and
> calling them to build projects manually).
> If detect-autoconf.pl is used in the kdevelop build process, then
> changing the "autotools:run" to "autotools:both" stanza in the
> Makefile should address this by bringing in all the versions of
> autoconf/automake, and then going from there.
I will try that.

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