Unable to find 'automake'

Michael C. Shultz ringworm01 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 25 16:36:37 PST 2006

On Saturday 25 February 2006 15:23, Gerard Seibert wrote:
> Using FreeBSD 5.4
> While building 'portmanager', I noticed this error message:
> Making all in libMG
> Making all in src
> cd ../.. &&  /bin/sh
> /usr/ports/sysutils/portmanager/work/portmanager-0.4.1/missing --run
> automake --gnu  libMG/src/Makefile
> automake: not found
> WARNING: `automake' is missing on your system.  You should only need it if
>           you modified `Makefile.am', `acinclude.m4' or `configure.ac'.
>           You might want to install the `Automake' and `Perl' packages.
>           Grab them from any GNU archive site.
> I checked the /var/db/pkg directory and found this listing:
> drwxr-xr-x    2 root  wheel  -      512 Feb 22 21:26 automake-1.4.6_2/
> drwxr-xr-x    2 root  wheel  -      512 Feb 22 21:26 automake-1.5_2,1/
> drwxr-xr-x    2 root  wheel  -      512 Feb 22 21:26 automake-1.9.6/
> Since the build finished without and problems, I assume that it is a
> harmless error message. I was wondering though why it was displayed
> however? Am I looking in the wrong place for the 'automake' program? I
> have Perl 5.8.8 installed if that means anything.
> Thanks!

There is no reason for automake to run if nothing in the ports package
has been modified. I think it is safe to ignore.  There is a recent change to 
portmanager in FreeBSD that isn't by me, if anything in that change effected 
the files in the warning notice that might be the explanation.


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