Le_Forgeron <jgr### [at] freefr> wrote:
> Le 09/02/2015 21:25, kolloid a écrit :
> > Linux Mint "Rebecca" is based on Ubuntu 14.04. I attempted to compile povray 3.7
> > on this platform with very little luck until I found this board.
> > After applying all the suggestions that I found (boost related, mainly), the
> > generation still failed with a "source/Makefile.in not found" message.
> > In the output log of unix/prebuild.sh I noticed references to "missing
> > subdir-objects" so I edited unix/configure.ac. I noticed that in this file there
> > was a macro AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE but it's been commented-out. I reinstated it thus:
> > AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE([subdir-objects])
> > substituting the original, around line 169.
> > This change made all the compilation process work. Looks like this macro is
> > needed for later versions of automake. My version is 1.14.1
> > Hope this helps somebody
> > Tom
> It might. Which version of povray 3.7 did you get ?
> (or where did you get it from ?)
> The 3.7-stable is one year old, and it worked at that time. But in the
> meantime, they changed automake and its default (someone never heard
> about backward compatibility, on the same line as someone at boost never
> heard of it either some years ago).
> The master branch have that part fixed (and more).
Well, the default download is the 3.7-stable release, which is what I installed.
Now I downloaded master and will compile that, to see what happens.
Agreed about automake. You end up having several incompatible versions
installed. Crazy ...
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