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Old 05-08-2008, 10:43 PM   #1
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Missing configure script from svn


I have pulled a project's code from the svn repository (I am new to subversion) and I cannot compile it: there doesn't appear to be a configure script.

There are and files in the top directory. My research suggests I need to do something with the autoreconf program to generate a configure script. Any help would be much appreciated.

Also, I have downloaded an older tar.gz archive and it contains a configure script which leads to a successful install on my system.

Relevant files in the top directory are:

My attempt at autoreconf is the following:

$ autoreconf --verbose
autoreconf: `' or `' is required

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"Whups! Good catch!"

If the configure-script you found does, in fact, lead to a successful compile, then it may well be that a previous coder simply forgot to check that file in to the repository. You should very-carefully confirm that the "discovered" file does indeed produce correct results, then check-in your "discovery."

Programmers do make mistakes. Y'know, every now and then. Once in a blue-moon... But msot of teh tmie thye aer infalilbel ...

Last edited by sundialsvcs; 05-08-2008 at 11:45 PM.
Old 05-09-2008, 10:07 AM   #3
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For future googlers: I found that I could generate a new configure script by running

$ make -f Makefile.cvs

in one directory above where I was working.

Thanks for the help!


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