xmessage (app) bombs out with git-build because of missing ChangeLog

Matthieu Herrb matthieu.herrb at laas.fr
Tue Apr 24 13:08:38 PDT 2007

Jens Stroebel wrote:
> 		Hello all.
> While compiling the latest git checkout of xorg, I found that xmessage
> seems to require a ChangeLog file not part of the repository files. This
> makes the automake run fail as it sees the Changelog as a required file.
> "touch"ing this file makes the problem go away, but should automake
> require this (seemingly not present) file in the first place?
> 		greets,
> 		  Jens
> ============== log of failed autogen.sh run ========================
> Building app module component xmessage...
> autoreconf: Entering directory `.'
> autoreconf: configure.ac: not using Gettext
> autoreconf: running: aclocal -I /opt/Xorg/share/aclocal
> /usr/share/aclocal/imlib.m4:9: warning: underquoted definition of
> /usr/share/aclocal/imlib.m4:9:   run info '(automake)Extending aclocal'
> /usr/share/aclocal/imlib.m4:9:   or see
> http://sources.redhat.com/automake/automake.html#Extending-aclocal
> autoreconf: configure.ac: tracing
> autoreconf: configure.ac: not using Libtool
> autoreconf: running: /usr/bin/autoconf
> autoreconf: running: /usr/bin/autoheader
> autoreconf: running: automake --add-missing --copy --no-force
> configure.ac:43: installing `./config.sub'
> configure.ac:26: installing `./missing'
> configure.ac:26: installing `./install-sh'
> configure.ac:43: installing `./config.guess'
> Makefile.am: required file `./ChangeLog' not found
> Makefile.am:27: compiling `makeform.c' with per-target flags requires
> `AM_PROG_CC_C_O' in `configure.ac'
> Makefile.am: installing `./depcomp'
> autoreconf: automake failed with exit status: 1
> ============== end log of failed autogen.sh run =====================

Sorry. I forgot to commit the changes to generate ChangeLog in
Makefile.am in my previous commit. Fixed now.

Matthieu Herrb

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