[XForms] Re: [Xforms-cvs] First time CVS download.

Angus Leeming angus.leeming at btopenworld.com
Sat Nov 29 13:22:36 EST 2003

On Saturday 29 November 2003 5:47 pm, Serge B Bromow wrote:
> I just tried to download the CVS tree for the first time to a RH7.3 OS.
> There seems to be missing files. i.e "forms.h" and more.

Generated from the smaller header files in lib/include.

> Here is the script I used to retrieve the files and the output from the
> script.

The script looks Ok. Personally I would have

$ ./autogen.sh
$ mkdir build && cd build
$ ../configure --enable-demos --enable-maintainer-mode
$ make

> Needless to say, "./configure" na d "make" fail.

[snip most of the script output...]
Using autoconf (GNU Autoconf) 2.58

Well, that certainly isn't part of RH7.3 ;-)

Generate acinclude.m4... done.
Building macros...
Building config header template...
/usr/bin/m4: configure.in: No such file or directory

Ahhhh. We don't support the old version of autoconf (2.13 and below) that use 
configure.in. Instead, we require you to use autoconf 2.52 or above that uses 
configure.ac. The fact that your autoconf is searching for configure.in does 
not square with the message above saying that you are using autoconf 2.58.

Jean-Marc, you're the autotools expert around here. Any ideas?

> Am I missing something? Any thoughts?
> Serge

Angus (cross-posting this to the xforms maiing list to ensure we get JMarc's 

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