FS#33285 - [gnome-common] Add support for automake 1.13 in gnome-autogen.sh

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Rafael Fontenelle (josephg) - Friday, 04 January 2013, 10:32 GMT
Last edited by Jan de Groot (JGC) - Wednesday, 20 March 2013, 21:17 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Jan de Groot (JGC)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 6
Private No



Newly released automake 1.13 is not supported by /usr/bin/gnome-autogen.sh simply because automake versions are hardcoded in it, without version 1.13 . This[1] upstream bug report provides a patch that solves the issue (patch attached in here). Without it, all gnome git packages that call 'gnome-autogen.sh' will fail to find lastet version of automake, as you can see from the attached log file.

[1] https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=690920

Additional info:
* package version(s)

automake 1.13.1-1
gnome-common 3.6.0-1
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Closed by  Jan de Groot (JGC)
Wednesday, 20 March 2013, 21:17 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  Updated to 3.7.4, contains the fix for this problem.
Comment by Dave Reisner (falconindy) - Friday, 04 January 2013, 13:00 GMT
Things like this need to go upstream...
Comment by Rafael Fontenelle (josephg) - Friday, 04 January 2013, 13:07 GMT
Yep, agree with you. Actually, as I already mentioned, it is in upstream's but tracker already. However, while a new source tarball is not available, some AUR packages will break and users will be like crazy asking flagging out-of-date. (that's not developer's problem, but, hey, help me :)
Comment by Gianpiero (4javier) - Thursday, 24 January 2013, 12:20 GMT
I double this bug, and add that the same problem occurs with aclocal-1.13: gnome-autogen.sh doesnt check over 1.12. For my notify-osd-customizable pkgbuild on AUR, I suggested a user to create two symlinks of these executables.