[Mono-dev] Running autogen.sh from outside of source tree?

Zoltan Varga vargaz at gmail.com
Wed May 21 19:37:48 UTC 2014


  autogen.sh needs to be run from the tree, its configure+make which can be
run out-of-tree.


On Wed, May 21, 2014 at 9:32 PM, Chris Morgan <chmorgan at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello.
> I'm trying to build mono under Yocto. Recently (so I've heard) there
> were some changes such that the autotools scripts are being run from
> outside of the source tree.
> I presume this is something like:
> cd mono
> mkdir monobuild
> cd monobuild
> ../autogen.sh
> [cmorgan at localhost monobuild]$ ../autogen.sh
> --prefix=/home/cmorgan/mono-prefix
> grep: configure.in: No such file or directory
> ../autogen.sh: line 125: mono/mini/Makefile.am: No such file or directory
> ../autogen.sh: line 126: mono/metadata/Makefile.am: No such file or
> directory
> Running aclocal -I m4 -I .  ...
> aclocal: error: 'configure.ac' is required
> **Error**: aclocal failed. This may mean that you have not
> installed all of the packages you need, or you may need to
> set ACLOCAL_FLAGS to include "-I $prefix/share/aclocal"
> for the prefix where you installed the packages whose
> macros were not found
> This doesn't appear to work because several things in autogen.sh
> assume that the files are present in the current working directory.
> Some other steps however do use $srcdir.
> My question is whether it seems like a reasonable idea to correct
> autogen.sh to remove the assumption that builddir == sourcedir. If so
> then I'll go down this route and send a patch. If not then I'll use a
> Yocto work around for projects that don't/can't support doing that.
> I'm not big on papering over issues so I do prefer the first option
> but I didn't want to start work if it turns out that it may be a
> nearly impossible task.
> Chris
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