kst and automake/autoconf/etc issue.

Kelly Miller lightsolphoenix at gmail.com
Sat Nov 17 22:25:49 UTC 2007

Matthew D Truch wrote:
> Greetings,
> I'd like to package up the newest version of kst (1.5.0), but it seems
> that the kst developers didn't quite generate the tarball correctly and
> during build it needs automake/autoconf packages installed to compile
> (unlike previous versions).  The kst devels aren't too interested in
> helping resolve this.  Should I go the lazy route and add the
> autoconf/automake BR to the spec so it'll build, or should I attempt to
> generate a patch which fixes things.  I'm a complete N00b when it comes
> to automake/autoconf, so if you know your way around such systems, I'd
> love your help/advice.  
> Thanks.
> PS - The kst webpage is at:
> http://kst.kde.org/
> along with the most recent tarball:
> http://mirrors.ibiblio.org/pub/mirrors/kde/stable/apps/KDE3.x/scientific/kst-1.5.0.tar.gz
I've come across tarballs like that.  All you really have to do is put
before the call to %configure, and then add autoconf and automake as 
dependencies.  Crappy, yeah, but if you have to generate the 
dependencies you don't have much of a choice.

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