[Kst] Building kst from svn errors ?

Eric Estievenart eric.estievenart at free.fr
Fri Nov 6 22:11:41 CET 2009


I recently submitted a bug which was so promptly corrected
that I wanted to test it, so compiling from svn was needed.

I tried to follow the instructions from
And checked out the 1.9 dev branch from

Of course It missed the makefile.cvs, and after a bit of googling I
telling to checkout graphics and run a make -f Makefile.cvs

I eventually patched admin/cvs.sh:
-  automake*1.6.* | automake*1.7* | automake*1.8* | automake*1.9* | 
+  automake*1.6.* | automake*1.7* | automake*1.8* | automake*1.9* | 
automake*1.10* | automake*1.11*)
To support building with am 1.11 which I have installed
(and even tried with am 1.10 & 1.7, without success)

I always get many (~100) warnings :
*** automake (GNU automake) 1.10.2 found.
acinclude.m4:3724: the serial number must appear before any macro definition
acinclude.m4:3769: the serial number must appear before any macro definition
configure.in:51: warning: AC_REQUIRE: `AC_PROG_CC' was expanded before 
it was required
and finally an error:
configure.in:480: warning: KDE_ENABLE_HIDDEN_VISIBILITY was called 
before AC_PATH_QT_1_3
acinclude.m4:3419: KDE_ENABLE_HIDDEN_VISIBILITY is expanded from...
configure.in:480: the top level
configure:35773: error: possibly undefined macro: AH_CHECK_HEADERS
       If this token and others are legitimate, please use m4_pattern_allow.
       See the Autoconf documentation.
make[1]: *** [cvs] Error 1

I tried with various versions of autoconf, automake, but without
success (seeing some reports saying that autoconf 2.64 was not
compatible with kde 3.5, I tested 2.59, no more success).

Could you tell me what are the exact requirements to build kst ?
(Note that I am on debian unstable, but I also have kde 3.5 libs
installed, qt3 & 4 so there should not be any problems, except
fixing these horrors of autoconf & automake I particularly hate...


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