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Old 01-25-2003, 09:16 AM   #1
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Smile compile an X-Qt-KDE application-- failed

Im running Debian unstable on my laptop.
Im using the same packages as on my main computer, and on that machine I dont have this problem
Actually its two problemes..

When trying to configure kvirc I get this error :
checking if we can compile an X-Qt-KDE application... failed
configure: error: This was a fatal one...aborting
I cant find out what files he is missing. I looked in the config.log but dident get any smarter.
You can find a list of my packages on this address :

Is there something wrong with $QTDIR ?What dir should that be pointing at?

I'm using Kdevelop when I push Create to start a new prosject I get this error : error: m4_popdef: undefined macro: AC_Dest
autoconf/status.m4:844: AC_CONFIG_FILES is expanded from... the top level
autom4te: /usr/bin/m4 failed with exit status: 1
make[1]: *** [cvs] Error 1
make: *** [all] Error 2
sh: line 1: ./configure: No such file or directory

I had the same problem on my main computer, I solved it by installing other versions of autoconf and automake.
The problem is that my hd crashed and I'm unable to find out which versions worked together.

If you need more information just ask.

Thanks alot.

Old 01-25-2003, 11:16 AM   #2
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Exclamation Kdevelop problem

I fixed the problem with Kdevelop and autoconf 2.57
You need to downgrade your autoconf to 2.53!
I'm no expert with apt (yet) so I just downloaded autoconf_2.53-2_all.deb from

get the autoconf2.13 to!

install by
dpkg -i autoconf_2.53-2_all.deb autoconf2.13*.deb



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