bugLiquid War 6 - Bugs: bug #35346, make dist error


bug #35346: make dist error

Submitted by:  Andrew Engelbrecht <sudoman>
Submitted on:  Sat 21 Jan 2012 03:58:07 PM UTC  
Category:  Install Severity:  3 - Normal
Status:  Fixed Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  Christian Mauduit <ufoot> Open/Closed:  Closed

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Tue 14 Apr 2015 05:32:49 AM UTC, comment #2:

Tested in current develop branch on a debian 8 (testing as of today) -> works (running ../configure in ./build2 within pristine tree). Should then work in next release.

Christian Mauduit <ufoot>
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Sat 21 Jan 2012 08:44:58 PM UTC, comment #1:

mmm, I've had this one some time ago.

I see you run ../configure and not ./configure and this is confirmed by the path "liquidwar6/build/doc".

I've had the exact problem you're having some time ago, make dist would not work when not building in "." (that's to say runnning ./configure). I acknownledge this is not recommend for GNU packages, and BTW I do always use a different directory to build than the one I use to checkout the source.

But some day it got broken, I think that was after some system update, at that time I suspected it was related to an automake/autoconf update. But I might as well have broken something along the road or just put it wrong from start. LW6 doc is a mix of auto-generated stuff and manually edited files. For some reason it now works again, AFAIK I did not check wether I had fixed something or wether a subsequent update of autotools fixed the problem. It got solved by magic on my box :-/ I use Debian wheezy.

My suggestion is you try the latest snapshot on http://www.ufoot.org/liquidwar/v6/snapshots/ see what you get. If it's no better, then try ./configure instead of ../configure. Then I guess the problem is rather on autotools but then, they probably have already fixed it if the problem was on their side.

Have a nice day,


Christian Mauduit <ufoot>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Sat 21 Jan 2012 03:58:07 PM UTC, original submission:

I get this error after running ../configure and make dist:

make[1]: Entering directory `/home/sudoman/src/liquidwar6/liquidwar6/build/doc'
echo gdoc && cd ../../doc && /bin/bash /home/sudoman/src/liquidwar6/liquidwar6/missing --run perl ../../doc/gdoc.pl -texinfo ../../src/lib/lw6-callback.c ../../src/lib/lw6-control.c ../../src/lib/lw6-fix.c ../../src/lib/lw6-funcs.c ../../src/lib/lw6-global.c ../../src/lib/lw6-main.c ../../src/lib/lw6-options.c ../../src/lib/lw6-print.c ../../src/lib/lw6-smobs.c ../../src/lib/lw6-test.c ../../src/lib/lw6-testmain.c > ../../doc/liquidwar6-gdoc.texi
/bin/bash: ../../doc/liquidwar6-gdoc.texi: No such file or directory
make[1]: *** [../../doc/liquidwar6-gdoc.texi] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/sudoman/src/liquidwar6/liquidwar6/build/doc'
make: *** [distdir] Error 1

It looks like the file is actually there... so I don't know what's going wrong.

sudoman@igo doc$ pwd
sudoman@igo doc$ ls ../../doc/liquidwar6-gdoc.texi

Running autoreconf then trying again didn't fix the issue for me.

Andrew Engelbrecht <sudoman>


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