How to build /trunk?

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at
Mon Apr 18 21:09:41 CEST 2005

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Jannis Pohlmann wrote:
> Jannis Pohlmann schrieb:
>> Hi all.
>> I just read Olivier's excited mail to this list so I checked out
>> /trunk in order to inform
>> myself about the development status.
>> Unfortunately the way to build Xfce from the source has changed since
>> you moved
>> to SVN (I read about several discussions concerning the build
>> scripts). What will
>> I have to do in order to build the modules step by step?
>> Thanks in advance!
>> Jannis
> After having read a little more I know now that I will have to build
> xfce4-dev-tools at
> first. Here we are with a new problem:
> jannis at localhost ~/Devel/Xfce/trunk/xfce4-dev-tools 550 $ ./
> automake: installing `./install-sh'
> automake: installing `./mkinstalldirs'
> automake: installing `./missing'
> automake: installing `./config.guess'
> automake: installing `./config.sub'
> error: possibly undefined macro: AC_PACKAGE_TARNAME
>      If this token and others are legitimate, please use m4_pattern_allow.
>      See the Autoconf documentation.
> error: possibly undefined macro: AC_PACKAGE_VERSION
> I'm using autoconf 2.59r-2 (Debian/Ubuntu).
> Does anyone have an idea how to get this working?

- From watching the commit list, I believe Olivier had the same problem
and concluded that Ubuntu has a broken set of autotools.  Not sure if he
found a solution, though.

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