KDE Needs Automake >= 1.6.1 -- I have 1.11

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Old 10-12-2009
KDE Needs Automake >= 1.6.1 -- I have 1.11


I'm on Fedora-11-x86_64 with KDevelop 3.5.4. I have automake 1.11 installed, but when I attempt to run automake and friends on a new project I get:
*** YOU'RE USING automake (GNU automake) 1.11
*** KDE requires automake 1.6.1 or newer

I reported(KDevelop) the error Bug: 210084
Answer: wontfix

Does anybody can help? I have to keep on with my job(SW develop).

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Old 10-13-2009
Why do you not wish to update your version of automake?
# 3  
Old 10-13-2009
Originally Posted by fpmurphy
Why do you not wish to update your version of automake?
Please, correct me if I'm wrong:
(GNU automake) 1.11 is newer than automake 1.6.1
To what update I should go? How?
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Old 10-13-2009
You are correct -- it is newer. This would be a bug in kdevelop's automake scripts.

Linking to your actual bug report would have been helpful. Here's the report where they tell you they're not going to fix that version of KDevelop since it's too old, uses KDE3, and is unmaintained. This implies the existence of a newer kdevelop that is maintained and uses KDE4. Time to upgrade your desktop to KDE4. Or downgrade automake to 1.6.x.

This is far from the first time automake has flagrantly broken itself, though. It's also bloated itself beyond dreams of bloat. You might be better off with makefiles and DDD than an all-singing all-dancing automake-based monstrosity. Automake does to make what MS Word does to HTML.

Last edited by Corona688; 10-13-2009 at 06:39 PM..
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Old 10-13-2009
Automake does to make what MS Word does to HTML.
Corona, I have to agree with you on that point.

Why do you not wish to update your version of automake?
Lucilio, I should have been clearer on my answer. Sorry. I really meant to say
update (downgrade?) your build system to use automake 1.6.1.
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Old 10-14-2009
It is dificult: KDevelp4 should not be used for production code. May be it could be better to stay on my Qt3 Creator, and wait for KDevelop4/Qt4 that will come with Fedora13. It's a shame. I'll try to test Kdevelop4 and I accept sugestions/comments.
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Old 10-14-2009
Originally Posted by lucelio
It is dificult: KDevelp4 should not be used for production code.
Don't mistake the IDE for the compiler. They both use gcc. The quality of your code has little to do with what particular text editor it's written in.

If you're so worried, why not downgrade automake?
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