Automake; no scripts after install (uclibc build SVN-20080603 )

Chris Buxton cbuxton at
Fri Jul 25 12:53:46 PDT 2008

I'm not sure of the purpose of some of those, but most of them are  
only used during the build process. They are not needed afterward.  
Read the script headers (the comments at the top of each script) to  
find out their specific purposes.

For example:

config.guess: guess certain configuration parameters, for the ./ 
configure command.
mkinstalldirs: make any missing directories during installation
missing: work around missing utilities by reimplementing the necessary  

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On Jul 25, 2008, at 7:01 AM, Mwanguhya Daniel Murungi wrote:

> The automake package  builds successfully but after doing a make  
> install, only
> the following binaries are installed; aclocal, aclocal-1.10, automake,
> automake-1.10.
> The following scripts ie  acinstall, compile, config.guess,  
> config.sub,
> depcomp, elisp-comp, gnupload, install-sh, mdate-sh, missing,  
> mkinstalldirs
> py-compile, symlink-tree and ylwrap exist  (under automake-1.10.1/ 
> lib ) but
> are not installed.
> I can copy the missing scripts to usr/bin but I wanted to find out  
> why they
> are not installed and if everyone is copying them manually
> Daniel
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