[vlc-devel] Install problems with autoconf-2.53 and automake-1.5

Stepan Roh stepan at srnet.cz
Wed Oct 30 00:40:43 CET 2002

I have a problem with installing vlc from CVS (not from snapshots).
Installation fails on (output reformatted):

/bin/sh ./mkinstalldirs /tmp/build/package-vlc/usr/lib
mkdir /tmp/build/package-vlc/usr/lib
/usr/bin/ginstall -c -m 644 lib/libvlc.a \
/usr/bin/ginstall: cannot create regular file
`/tmp/build/package-vlc/usr/lib/lib/libvlc.a': No such file or directory
make[2]: *** [install-libLIBRARIES] Error 1
make[1]: *** [install-am] Error 2
make: *** [install-recursive] Error 1

/tmp/build/package-vlc/ is my DESTDIR.

The problem is in autoconf/automake which generates makefile target
install-libLIBRARIES which is not able to install libraries with names
containing directories.

I have autoconf-2.53 and automake-1.5.

Is there some workaround for this problem (instead of using snapshots,
which I will probably try)? Thanks.

Have a nice day.

Stepan Roh

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