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

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Tue Apr 24 13:40:36 PDT 2007

On Tue, Apr 24, 2007 at 10:08:38PM +0200, Matthieu Herrb wrote:
> Jens Stroebel wrote:
> > 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?
> > 
> Sorry. I forgot to commit the changes to generate ChangeLog in
> Makefile.am in my previous commit. Fixed now.

Right, but this makes it required at Makefile generation time.  foreign
should be passed as part of the automake options to circumvent this
requirement, as well as that of AUTHORS/NEWS/etc.

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