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Bug 343331

Summary: sci-mathematics/maxima automake called by maintainer-mode
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED) <flameeyes>
Component: New packagesAssignee: Gentoo Science Mathematics related packages <sci-mathematics>
Severity: QA CC: frp.bissey
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Bug Depends on:    
Bug Blocks: 226305    
Attachments: Build log

Description Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-10-30 09:18:43 UTC

You're receiving this canned (template-based) bug report because I found a problem with a package during my tinderbox run.

The package in question is running automake (and most likely other autotools) during compile phase by maintainer-mode. You can see in my blog post in the URL field why that's a problem, and how to address the issue, but in general, you don't want maintainer-mode rebuild during compile phase, especially since it can cause multiple run of econf.

The causes of maintainer-mode rebuild are various, but most likely it's because of a patch that changes or and don't rebuild autotools properly. The way to fix this is almost always to inherit autotools eclass and run eautomake/eautoreconf (as needed; eautoconf should only be used when automake is not involved, which is not the case here) during src_unpack phase.

Comment 1 Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-10-30 09:19:47 UTC
Created attachment 252555 [details]
Build log
Comment 2 Andrey Grozin gentoo-dev 2010-10-31 17:01:58 UTC
I don't understand why make in src decided to re-generate src/Makefile again. eautoreconf at the end of src_prepare has already done so.
Comment 3 François Bissey 2011-02-15 21:45:50 UTC
And in 5.23.2 it now complains about share/Makefile but not src/Makefile anymore. I am wondering if it is because Makefile generation is controlled by AC_OUTPUT rather than AC_CONFIG_SUBDIRS. A clue who be handy at this stage.

I wonder if the fact that all the texinfo files are rebuilt in 5.23.2 (when they shouldn't) is related. 
Comment 4 François Bissey 2011-02-16 01:18:41 UTC
Maxima is in poor shape before being patched. In an out of portage install I got this message:

make[1]: Entering directory `/home/fbissey/sandbox/maxima-5.23.2/share'
 cd .. && /bin/sh /home/fbissey/sandbox/maxima-5.23.2/missing --run automake-1.9 --gnu  share/Makefile
Useless use of /d modifier in transliteration operator at /usr/share/automake-1.9/Automake/ line 60. version mismatch.  This is Automake 1.9.6, but the definition used by this AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE comes from Automake 1.9.2.  You should recreate aclocal.m4 with aclocal and run automake again.
WARNING: `automake-1.9' is probably too old.  You should only need it if
         you modified `', `acinclude.m4' or `'.
         You might want to install the `Automake' and `Perl' packages.
         Grab them from any GNU archive site.
 cd .. && /bin/sh ./config.status share/Makefile 
config.status: creating share/Makefile

I tried to add a variety of eaclocal and eautomake before eautoreconf in src_prepare but it just doesn't want to go away.
Comment 5 François Bissey 2011-02-16 09:02:38 UTC
very simple solution!
	epatch "${FILESDIR}"/${P}-emacs-version.patch
	rm share/


The is then regenerated correctly and the QA warning gone.
Comment 6 Sébastien Fabbro (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2011-02-17 17:53:37 UTC
Should be fixed by now. Thanks Francois.