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From Noah Slater <nsla...@tumbolia.org>
Subject Re: Problems installing CouchDB 1.2.0 in Ubuntu 8.04 Server (HardyHeron)
Date Wed, 12 Sep 2012 18:43:16 GMT
Dave,

Have our INSTALL docs been updated to indicate required Autotools versions?

On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 12:26 PM, Dave Cottlehuber <dch@jsonified.com>wrote:

> On 12 September 2012 13:15, Daniel Gonzalez <gonvaled@gonvaled.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I am using the git repo (git://github.com/apache/couchdb.git) for this
> > install.
> > I have selected tag 1.2.0. I do:
> >
> > ./bootstrap
> >
> > And then:
> >
> > $ ./configure
> > checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
> > checking whether build environment is sane... yes
> > checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /bin/mkdir -p
> > checking for gawk... no
> > checking for mawk... mawk
> > checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
> > checking for gcc... gcc
> > checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
> > checking whether the C compiler works... yes
> > checking whether we are cross compiling... no
> > checking for suffix of executables...
> > checking for suffix of object files... o
> > checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
> > checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
> > checking for gcc option to accept ISO C89... none needed
> > checking for style of include used by make... GNU
> > checking dependency style of gcc... gcc3
> > ./configure: line 3698: syntax error near unexpected token `win32-dll'
> > ./configure: line 3698: `LT_INIT(win32-dll)'
> >
> > What does this error mean? Has somebody been able to install CouchDB
> 1.2.0
> > in Ubuntu 8.04 Server?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Daniel
>
> Hi Daniel,
>
> Most likely that your version of autotools is older than when LT_INIT
> was supported.
>
> You can safely remove that LT_INIT line & retry, or alternatively the
> release .tgz may work better for you than the git tag checkout.
>
> FWIW I think we released 1.2.0 using autoconf 2.69 or thereabouts, and
> likely a close relative of libtool as well.
>
> autoconf -V yields 2.69 on my mac.
>
> Given ubuntu 8.04 LTS ended last year, I don't see a need for fixing
> this unless we could ensure LT_INIT(…) ran only for windows
> configure/builds.
>
> A+
> Dave
>



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