Preparing for automake 1.14

Gaetan Nadon memsize at
Mon Jan 14 13:46:02 PST 2013

On 13-01-14 11:07 AM, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
> On 01/13/13 11:52 PM, Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia wrote:
>> While it's good to prepare for 1.14, we're still not working with 1.13 yet.  libX11 is failing with:
>> nls/ error: using '$(srcdir)' in TESTS is currently broken: '$(srcdir)/'
>> (see
>> and I'm not really sure what to do about that… any thoughts?
> Didn't someone send a patch for that recently?   Unfortunately, I don't see it
> on patchwork.
Perhaps this would be the one:

It simply disables the tests altogether.


    Test programs that need data files should look for them in
    *|srcdir|* (which is both a make variable and an environment
    variable made available to the tests), so that they work when
    building in a separate directory (see Build Directories
    and in particular for the |distcheck| rule (see Checking the

Could it be that the perl script returns an error? Does it complete
successfully when run manually? Any of the other 32 or so tools in the
tool chain has also been upgraded (if this error occurs on a system
where a wholesale upgrade has been done? Anyone else has reproduced the
problem or claims success?
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