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Bug 539850

Summary: icedtea- has automake-1.4 hardcoded but does not DEPEND on automake:1.4
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Martin Väth <martin>
Component: [OLD] JavaAssignee: Java team <java>
Status: CONFIRMED ---    
Severity: normal    
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Martin Väth 2015-02-12 07:37:05 UTC
When trying to build icedtea- with only automake-15 installed, it dies with the error:

/var/tmp/portage/dev-java/icedtea- line 81: automake-1.14: command not found

I suppose that the make system has maintainer-mode enabled which has automake-1.14 hardcoded. Probably, it is possible to avoid the maintainer-mode or to use "eautoreconf" to avoid the artificial dependency; I have currently no time to try.