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Old 04-24-2013, 12:55 AM   #1
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How to resolve .../Makefile is already registered with AC_CONFIG_FILES error

I am getting a 'Makefile is already registered with AC_CONFIG_FILES' error when I try to make an activity in gcompris. The problem is with aclocal but despite googling, I have no idea how to fic it. Here's the code segment. I am using Debian.

All help is much appreciated!

dee@dee:~/gcompris/src$ make
cd .. && make  am--refresh
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/dee/gcompris'
CDPATH="${ZSH_VERSION+.}:" && cd . && /bin/bash /home/dee/gcompris/missing --run aclocal-1.11 -I m4
acinclude.m4:4: warning: underquoted definition of AM_CHECK_PYMOD
acinclude.m4:4:   run info '(automake)Extending aclocal'
acinclude.m4:4:   or see error: `src/dee-activity/lib/autoconf/status.m4:290: AC_CONFIG_FILES is expanded from... the top level
autom4te: /usr/bin/m4 failed with exit status: 1
aclocal-1.11: autom4te failed with exit status: 1
make[1]: *** [aclocal.m4] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/dee/gcompris'
make: *** [../aclocal.m4] Error 2

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Old 04-24-2013, 02:44 AM   #2
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:56 AM   #3
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I think you've added an extra step like
cd gcompris/src
as seen here
Download the archive gcompris-X.X.tar.gz then:
tar -xvf gcompris-X.X.tar.gz
cd gcompris-X.X
sh configure
Analyse, the errors, install the missing dependancies. Often you will have to install the -devel packages on your distribution. On Ubuntu or Debian, you can get all the build dependancies with the command ’apt-get build-dep gcompris’.

Then run:
make install
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:27 AM   #4
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Is building gcompris from source on Debian an exercise?

I'm asking because gcompris is part of Debian and thus present as a package (no need to build from source).

BTW: Don't bump your own thread. A few reasons:
- It is seen as rude (especially if you do so within a few hours),
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Only excepted exception: You have extra info you want to add.
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