Issues compiling git version

Alphazo alphazo at
Thu Jun 27 11:00:33 CEST 2013

Hi Werner,

I added AUTOMAKE_OPTIONS = serial-tests

to but it failed (also tried to add it to

I get the following error when using the above option and recommended build

./ --force
   ./configure --enable-maintainer-mode --prefix=/usr
--libexecdir=/usr/lib/gnupg #$EXTRAOPTS

configure: creating ./config.status
config.status: error: cannot find input file: `m4/'

On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 9:37 AM, Werner Koch <wk at> wrote:

> On Wed, 26 Jun 2013 22:55, alphazo at said:
> > One last thing, I got the following recommendations from someone on
> > ArchLinux AUR in order to build the package:
> I just updated some stuff to be prepared for newer automake versions.
> However, newer automakes will default to parallel tests and that won't
> work with gnupg.  Unfortunately it is not possible to use "serial-tests"
> with automake 1.11 because it prints an annoying warning.  If you want
> to use automake 1.13 you need to add that option to
> yourself; just grep for serial-tests.
> > sed -i 's/doc, yes/doc, no/g'
> You better install the transfig package.
> > autoreconf -fiv --force
> Please don't do that.  From README.GIT:
>   Please don't use autopoint, libtoolize or autoreconf unless you are
>   the current maintainer and want to update the standard configuration
>   files.  All those files should be in GIT and only updated manually
>   if the maintainer decides that newer versions are required.  The
>   [...]
> Using "./ --force" is the suggested way to build configure.
> Salam-Shalom,
>    Werner
> --
> Die Gedanken sind frei.  Ausnahmen regelt ein Bundesgesetz.
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