arts-1.5.6 (KDE) refuses to build

Shawn sks at
Tue Feb 6 18:04:42 PST 2007

On February 6, 2007, Dan Nicholson wrote:
> On 2/6/07, john q public <public at> wrote:
> > cd .. && /bin/sh
> > /mnt/new-disk/download/source/kde-build/konstruct/libs/arts/work/ar
> >ts-1.5.6/admin/missing
> >
> > --run autoheader
> No idea why it needs to do this. I don't recall the autotools being
> regenerated, but it's been a long time since I built arts. You might
> be able to work around this, but you'll probably have to look at the
> build files to figure it out. Can someone who actually build arts
> check whether this happens to them or not?
> > String found where operator expected at /tmp/ahV19166/
> > line 126, near "#undef LTDL_SHLIB_EXT""
> >   (Might be a runaway multi-line "" string starting on line 125)
> >
> > lots of similar messsages then
> >
> > line 126, near "#undef LTDL_SHLIB_EXT""
> > syntax error at /tmp/ahV19166/ line 225, near "extern "C"
> <snip>
> > I'm using
> > gcc g++ 3.3.1
> > glib 2.7.1
> > qt 3.3.7
> > perl 5.6.1
> > linux from scratch
> > automake 1.6
> > autoconf 2.60
> I think you're autotools are too new since arts is dead and
> arts-1.5.6 is old. It seems like it's choking on an autoconf macro
> there. This is something we're not handling in LFS right now
> (multiple autotools versions). I would try to install autoconf-2.59
> to an alternative spot and force arts to use the tools from there.
> Also, I don't think it's a very good idea to match such a new version
> of autoconf with such an old version of automake. Just on a whim, I'd
> try to use the versions from LFS-6.2, which is autoconf-2.59 and
> automake-1.9.6. A lot of people have built arts successfully on the
> current BLFS with that setup.
> --
> Dan

I built arts-1.5.6 from the tar sources last week. No problem.
I use the versions of automake and autoconf that Dan specified above.

Looking at ../arts-1.5.6/admin/, the versions of automake and 
autoconf that Mr Public uses are valid. That explains why ./configure 

The "AC_CONFIG_HEADERS..." is the real problem here I think. For some 
reason it is not being found, but it should be found because it is a 
standard autoconf macro.

It doesn't hurt to try this. In the ../arts-1.5.6 directory you will 
find a file aclocal.m4. To regenerate this file and pull in the macros 
for your machine run 'aclocal' in the same directory. To ensure there 
is no problem with your autotools setup, you can look in this file for 
the "AC_CONFIG_HEADERS" definition. If it is not there, there is a 
problem. Don't look for this definition before you run aclocal because 
the file was originally created by the kde folks; therefore, it will be 

Or, do what Dan said, he's smarter than me :P


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