Wizard can't find makefiles with console apps

W. Tasin tasin at fhm.edu
Thu Dec 20 06:29:00 GMT 2001

Anthony Lawrie wrote:

> Hi,
> I've only just started to use kdevelop recently and I wonder if anyone 
> could put me on the right track? Using the App Wizard i can successfully 
> create the more complex base apps, but when I try to create a simple 
> terminal console using the wizard I just get the following error report:
> ./aclocal.m4:2181: error: m4_defn: undefined macro: _m4_divert_diversion
> acfunctions.m4:1108: AM_FUNC_OBSTACK is expanded from...
> ./aclocal.m4:2181: the top level
> autoconf: tracing failed
> make: *** [all] Error 1
> sh: ./configure: No such file or directory
> On leaving the WizardI then get a dialogue box informing me that there 
> is no makefile created.
> Cheers --- Tony.

There are now three ways to handle this problem:

1) Downgrade your autoconf as SuSE suggest:
Download an older version of autoconf at:


and install it with YaST2 or directly with RPM:

rpm -Uvh autoconf.rpm --force

2) Download the actual kdevelop 2.0.2 tarball and compile/build it by 
e.g. ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/stable/2.2.2/src/kdevelop-2.0.2.tar.bz2

3) Install the new kdevelop-2.0.2-2.i386.rpm from

and install it either with yast or the rpm-command.
N.B: Please, don't use the version kdevelop-2.0.2-0.i386.rpm you would 
find at ftp.kde.org (and the other kde mirrors)!

I'd suggest either solution 2) or 3).


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