bugSimulavr: an AVR simulator - Bugs: bug #31794, GIT repo failures in configure on...


bug #31794: GIT repo failures in configure on Ubuntu Maverick 10.10

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Sun 05 Dec 2010 09:03:57 PM UTC  
Category:  Configure Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Originator Email:  -email is unavailable- Open/Closed:  Closed
Component Version:  simulavr

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Mon 20 May 2013 02:14:08 PM UTC, comment #3:

The actual build scripts provide a diagnostic message as requested. The docs also have an info about this topic.

Actual diagnostic is:
configure: error:
Could not locate libbfd.so/libbfd.a and/or bfd.h.
Please use the --with-bfd=<path to your libbfd library>

Klaus Rudolph <zfrdh>
Project Administrator
Fri 10 Dec 2010 11:36:08 PM UTC, comment #2:

mela, thank you for answering the the report!

However users compiling a source code should not need to search on how to do such simple task. Instead a build system should provide them with useful diagnostic. It does not matter whether the README is clear on the issue - the issue should not exist in the first place. (Unfortunately the reporter does not cite what errors he gets.)

Unfortunately I cannot fix the bug. I have too bad experience with autoconf operation.

Petr Hluzin <petrh>
Project Member
Fri 10 Dec 2010 11:15:19 PM UTC, comment #1:

you need to read the docs.

README clearly tells you to first run:

./configure --enable-bfd=DIRECTORY_TO_BINUTILS/BFD
make check

mela <resixian>
Sun 05 Dec 2010 09:03:57 PM UTC, original submission:

git repository is missing install-sh, config.sub, config.guess, missing; and once these are brought in (from another random project) the resulting configure script errors out on AC_SYS_CHECK_MINGW, AC_PROG_SWIG.

autoconf1.11.2 (also tried autoconf1.10)



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