[geos-devel] Problem with building 3.0.0rc

Sean Gillies sgillies at frii.com
Fri Dec 28 15:07:07 EST 2007

Sean Gillies wrote:
> Mark Cave-Ayland wrote:
>> On Fri, 2007-12-28 at 11:45 -0700, Sean Gillies wrote:
>>>>> The mkinstalldirs script appears to be buggy on this particular
>>>>> platform. One shift too many. Strangely, the 3.0rc builds fine on
>>>>> another Ubuntu 6.10 i686 of mine. Same bash version even.
>>>>> I suppose I could try to fix mkinstalldirs, but it seems like it should
>>>>> be simpler and more foolproof for the build to ignore swig/python
>>>>> alltogether unless it is explicitly enabled.
>>>> It would be good to know what is going wrong.  Strk and I did (and Mark
>>>> a bit) did spend some time trying to make sure this works, and it seems
>>>> like you've found some bug in the code or our logic.
>>>> Charlie
>>> I'd like to implement the solution at
>>> http://www.gnu.org/software/automake/manual/html_node/Conditional-Subdirectories.html
>>> It appears trivial. Was there really a 3.0 final made on the 21st as
>>> appears in the downloads directory? If not, I'd really like to make this
>>> fix ASAP.
>>> Sean
>> Hi Sean,
>> Having looked at Makefile.am in the SWIG directory, the mkinstalldir
>> target appears to be generated automatically by autotools. So while I
>> don't object to applying a conditional subdirectory fix, the fact that
>> it works on another box of yours with the same configuration means that
>> there is something else somewhere on your box which is causing the build
>> to fail. In other words, applying a patch for this is just masquerading
>> another problem on the box in question.
>> (FWIW it builds fine here on 32-bit Ubuntu 6.06)
>> Kind regards,
>> Mark.
> Maybe it does in this case, but making the builds conditional also heads
> off any number of future problems of this sort. If you look in
> swig/python/Makefile.am, you'll see that conditional building has
> already been implemented, but in a less robust fashion.
> Cheers,
> Sean

It was trivial. See the patch on http://trac.osgeo.org/geos/ticket/168.


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