Build failure: "configure: error: cannot find install-sh...."

Bug #871289 reported by Jon Nordby on 2011-10-09
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Zafar
Medium
Daniel Röhrig

Bug Description

Steps to reproduce:
bzr branch lp:zafar
cd zafar
./configure

Expected outcome:
- configure passes, generates Makefiles such that "make" can build the project afterwards

Actual outcome:
- configure fails with:
configure: error: cannot find install-sh, install.sh, or shtool in "." "./.." "./../.."

As the project uses autotools, the correct solution is likely to:
- check in "configure.ac" in instead of "configure" to the repository
- provide a "autogen.sh" wrapper script that runs "autoreconf" (and whatever else is neccesary to generate a working configure)

Changed in zafar:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Daniel Röhrig (roehrig-daniel)
Jon Nordby (jonnor) wrote :

Any progress? This blocks other people from building, testing and contributing.

Daniel Röhrig (roehrig-daniel) wrote :

I'm reading "the autobook" today. Hopefully that helps. Anyway the app is really ugly, ui- and code-wise, and shouldn't be looked upon by anybody. I'm working on a clean simple interface but it's a lot of work to achieve what I want.
"Nobody said it was easyyyyy..." Sing Along! ;)

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