[Mono-devel-list] make distcheck problems / autogen.sh?

Raja R Harinath rharinath at novell.com
Thu Aug 4 03:15:10 EDT 2005


(Sorry about top-posting.  I'm using a bad webmail client)

Actually, 'autogen.sh' is used in SVN snapshots to (re-)generate
configure, Makefile.in and other build stuff from configure.in and

In your case, just edit configure.in and run 'autoreconf', assuming you
have a fairly recent GNU build system setup (autoconf 2.59, automake 1.8
or 1.9) (you may need 'autoreconf -f'  to force it).

- Hari

>>> "IT2003_1: Morenz, Tino" <TinoMorenz at ba-glauchau.de> 08/04/05 11:24
AM >>>
>I don't remember the actual automake tests, but you may have a look at
>tar.m4 that comes with it, and see what it accepts.
>As a quick first step, can you edit the line in mono/configure.in that
>  m4_ifdef([_A][M_PROG_TAR],[_A][M_SET_OPTION([tar-ustar])])
>change the 'tar-ustar' to 'tar-pax', and rerun autogen.sh.  I think
>it'll pick up your 'pax' executable.
>- Hari

Hey thanks,
At least I got a clue where my problems come from.
However I do _not_ have a autogen.sh. (I use the mono- package)

Atm I just patched configure itself just to see what happens next. 
I know that this is a very bad solution and I'll fix it.
However it would be nice to know what autogen script does exactly.

Once again thanks,


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