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Old 02-11-2016, 08:38 AM   #1
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autpoint: autom4te: not found


Hello everyone,

I have recently tried to install Redshift, a colour temperature adjustment tool, by downloading and compiling the source code. The instructions for installation are in a file named HACKING. The first lines go like this:

Build from repository
---------------------

``` shell
$ ./bootstrap
$ ./configure
```
So i open the terminal, change to the directory where i have the bootstrap executable and run it by using the command ./bootstrap. I get the following error message:

/usr/bin/autopoint: 156: /usr/bin/autopoint: autom4te: not found
autopoint: *** Missing version: please specify in configure.ac through a line 'AM_GNU_GETTEXT_VERSION(x.yy.zz)' the gettext version the package is using
autopoint: *** Stop.

I opened the configure.ac file and did indeed make the modifications i was suggested. I checked the version of gettext in Synaptic and changed the file line accordingly. In the end, it looked like this:

AM_GNU_GETTEXT_VERSION[(0.18.3.1-ubuntu3)]

After this, i keep getting the same error message.

I am very new to Linux, and i must confess that i am doing lots of things without having any real knowledge of what i am doing many times. I am running Lubuntu 14.04.1. Any help would be welcome.
 
Old 02-11-2016, 08:43 AM   #2
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sounds like you have a development version, if there is a file called somthing like 'autogen.sh' run that, if not try
Code:
aclocal
autoheader
touch NEWS README AUTHORS ChangeLog
automake --add-missing --copy
autoreconf --force --install
the AM_GNU_GETTEXT_VERSION(x.yy.zz) bit is a automake macro and belongs in configure.ac not configure.

How did you download the code? What is the link/address?
 
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Old 02-11-2016, 05:53 PM   #3
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By typing aclocal, i was told i had to download one of certain packages. I downloaded automake1.11. After that, i typed aclocal again, and got this message:

Quote:
main::scan_file() called too early to check prototype at /usr/bin/aclocal line 643.
I don't know what that means, so i just went on. I typed autoheader and it seemed to go fine. It created one or two files i believe.

Then, i created those items with the touch command.

On typing automake --add-missing --copy, i got

Quote:
configure.ac:9: option `0.18.3.1-ubuntu3' not recognized
I guess this is from the change i made to configure.ac. I'm not really sure what i should type there though. Maybe i should exclude "-ubuntu3"?

After autoreconf --force --install, i got

Quote:
autopoint: *** Missing version: please specify in configure.ac through a line 'AM_GNU_GETTEXT_VERSION(x.yy.zz)' the gettext version the package is using
autopoint: *** Stop.
Here are the links to the software website and code download:

http://jonls.dk/redshift/

https://github.com/jonls/redshift/releases
 
Old 02-11-2016, 06:49 PM   #4
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not atmy machine at the mo but just built on pi, to start you have probably fubared some of the files so start fresh by extracting the archive an cd'ing into the freshly created folder.
I assume you have installed the build essential and automake packages, you also needto install intltool and libtool like so
Code:
sudo apt-get install libtool intltool
Then run ./bootstrap and ./configure.
 
Old 02-11-2016, 07:39 PM   #5
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Seems that those packages were all that were missing. Worked wonderfully. I can now run the redshift executable.

Thank you very much!
 
Old 02-11-2016, 07:49 PM   #6
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you're welcome.
 
  


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