trouble compiling plugins on Xubuntu Precise

Liviu Andronic landronimirc at
Wed Sep 19 07:48:43 CEST 2012

Dear all
I ran into trouble while trying to compile from source several Xfce
plugins (weather, screenshooter, cliplman). The trouble seems to boil
down to the way './' is being executed, but on my system it
fails reliably and I have no idea how to work around it. (Using
Xubuntu 12.04 Precise with automake 1.11.3 and Xfce 4.8.)

I've already posted on this issue with respect to the weather plugin
[1], but for clipman it gets worse:
>"/home/liv/Build/xfce4-clipman-plugin-1.2.3/"  (12075)
xdt-autogen: The directory doc does not contain
             the required files to run configure. See
    for more information.
>"/home/liv/Build/xfce4-clipman-plugin-1.2.3/" (12075) returned '1'

>autoreconf -i  (12090)
autoreconf: `' or `' is required
>autoreconf -i (12090) returned '1'

When I try to rerun the commands above nothing happens. I checked , but this specific issue doesn't
seem to be covered in either the FAQ or the building instructions.

Any ideas on what goes wrong and how to work around this? Regards


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