WARNING: 'automake-1.14' is missing on your system.

O. Hartmann ohartman at zedat.fu-berlin.de
Thu Jul 16 05:35:33 UTC 2015

Trying to perform building a port, I receive on several ports I'm about to
propose a nasty, sticky error and I can not fathom where it is rooted. For one
proposed port, devel/ocl-icd, please refer to


which contains on the very last few comments the problemacy.

Using the port's Makefile modified by Koop Mast and the fact, that he claims
(with no doubt) that he can build the port without the option USES= ...
autoconf and I can not, confuses me. I receive this error:

===>  Building for ocl-icd-2.2.7
gmake[4]: Entering directory '/usr/ports/devel/ocl-icd/work/ocl-icd-2.2.7'
 cd . && /bin/sh /usr/ports/devel/ocl-icd/work/ocl-icd-2.2.7/build-aux/missing
automake-1.14 --foreign
Makefile /usr/ports/devel/ocl-icd/work/ocl-icd-2.2.7/build-aux/missing:
automake-1.14: not found WARNING: 'automake-1.14' is missing on your system.

I have also another port proposal, devel/pocl, which fails the same way.

The failure happens on ALL CURRENT machines I use (I have CURRENT only). The
systems are live-systems, not artificial or sterile environemnts, where ports
are installed without any option.

Well, I'd like to trackdown the problem but I fail. Somehow the GNU autotool
environment is a kind of messed up. devel/autotools has been successfully
installed so far and I did also on all boxes several times a "portmaster -f" to
ensure a complete installation. 

My root user is using shell "csh", not "sh", if this would make a difference (I
guess not, since I tried unsuccessfully otherwise).

Can someone please shed light on what is happening here? 

How to track down where autotool is failing?

Many thanks in advance,

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