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Hi,

I tried to compile gphoto2 (2.5.6) for Raspberry PI2 on Ubuntu 14.04 x64 but I get this error:

make[3]: Entering directory `~/openwrt/trunk/build_dir/target-arm_cortex-a7+vfp_uClibc-0.9.33.2_eabi/gphoto2-2.5.6'
cd . && /bin/bash ~/openwrt/trunk/build_dir/target-arm_cortex-a7+vfp_uClibc-0.9.33.2_eabi/gphoto2-2.5.6/auto-aux/missing automake-1.15 --gnu
automake-1.15: warnings are treated as errors
configure.ac:63: warning: The 'AM_PROG_MKDIR_P' macro is deprecated, and its use is discouraged.
configure.ac:63: You should use the Autoconf-provided 'AC_PROG_MKDIR_P' macro instead,
configure.ac:63: and use '$(MKDIR_P)' instead of '$(mkdir_p)'in your Makefile.am files.
make[3]: *** [Makefile.in] Error 1


I have no Idea where $(mkdir_p) or even AM_PROG_MKDIR_P is used in the gphoto2 code,...

can anyone help me getting this running?

regards

Too new automake for too old automake macroses in gphoto2 (2.5.6) sources.
Also, I have to add this fix (las hunk) to avoid errors on make install step.

Hi Ryzhov,

thanks for your fast answer! I tried to add MKDIR_P="mkdir -p" to the MAKE_INSTALL_FLAGS, as your patch proposed, but still end up with the same issue,..

joky wrote:

Hi,

I tried to compile gphoto2 (2.5.6) for Raspberry PI2 on Ubuntu 14.04 x64 but I get this error:

make[3]: Entering directory `~/openwrt/trunk/build_dir/target-arm_cortex-a7+vfp_uClibc-0.9.33.2_eabi/gphoto2-2.5.6'
cd . && /bin/bash ~/openwrt/trunk/build_dir/target-arm_cortex-a7+vfp_uClibc-0.9.33.2_eabi/gphoto2-2.5.6/auto-aux/missing automake-1.15 --gnu
automake-1.15: warnings are treated as errors
configure.ac:63: warning: The 'AM_PROG_MKDIR_P' macro is deprecated, and its use is discouraged.
configure.ac:63: You should use the Autoconf-provided 'AC_PROG_MKDIR_P' macro instead,
configure.ac:63: and use '$(MKDIR_P)' instead of '$(mkdir_p)'in your Makefile.am files.
make[3]: *** [Makefile.in] Error 1


I have no Idea where $(mkdir_p) or even AM_PROG_MKDIR_P is used in the gphoto2 code,...

can anyone help me getting this running?

The solution is right there in the above warning message. Take a look at this working with patches and use quilt to create the patch file to replace the 'AM_PROG_MKDIR_P' macro with the Autoconf-provided 'AC_PROG_MKDIR_P' macro and use '$(MKDIR_P)' instead of '$(mkdir_p)'in all the Makefile.am files. Then, bootstrap to generate new configure and all the Makefile.in files.

unfortunately the search for AM_PROG_MKDIR_P returns no lines:

openwrt/trunk/build_dir/target-arm_cortex-a7+vfp_uClibc-0.9.33.2_eabi/gphoto2-2.5.6$ find .  -type f -exec grep -H 'AM_PROG_MKDIR_P' {} \;
openwrt/trunk/build_dir/target-arm_cortex-a7+vfp_uClibc-0.9.33.2_eabi/gphoto2-2.5.6$

quite the same for mkdir_p: no Makefile.am that contains mkdir_p?!

$ find .  -type f -exec grep -H 'mkdir_p' {} \;
./gphoto2/Makefile.in:mkdir_p = @mkdir_p@
./m4m/Makefile.in:mkdir_p = @mkdir_p@
./Makefile.in:mkdir_p = @MKDIR_P@
./auto-aux/ltmain.sh:# func_mkdir_p directory-path
./auto-aux/ltmain.sh:func_mkdir_p ()
./auto-aux/ltmain.sh:      save_mkdir_p_IFS="$IFS"; IFS=':'
./auto-aux/ltmain.sh:   IFS="$save_mkdir_p_IFS"
./auto-aux/ltmain.sh:      IFS="$save_mkdir_p_IFS"
./auto-aux/ltmain.sh:      func_mkdir_p "$xdir$objdir"
./auto-aux/ltmain.sh:      func_mkdir_p "$my_xdir"
./auto-aux/ltmain.sh:         func_mkdir_p "unfat-$$/${darwin_base_archive}-${darwin_arch}"
./auto-aux/ltmain.sh:    func_mkdir_p "$output_objdir"
./auto-aux/ltmain.sh:     func_mkdir_p "$gentop"
./contrib/Makefile.in:mkdir_p = @mkdir_p@
./packaging/Makefile.in:mkdir_p = @mkdir_p@
./packaging/rpm/Makefile.in:mkdir_p = @mkdir_p@
./aclocal.m4:AC_SUBST([mkdir_p], ['$(MKDIR_P)'])
./tests/Makefile.in:mkdir_p = @mkdir_p@
./tests/staging/subdir1/Makefile.in:mkdir_p = @mkdir_p@
./tests/staging/Makefile.in:mkdir_p = @mkdir_p@
./tests/staging/subdir2/Makefile.in:mkdir_p = @mkdir_p@
./tests/data/Makefile.in:mkdir_p = @mkdir_p@
./configure:# as_fn_mkdir_p
./configure:as_fn_mkdir_p ()
./configure:  test -d "$as_dir" || eval $as_mkdir_p || {
./configure:} # as_fn_mkdir_p
./configure:  as_mkdir_p='mkdir -p "$as_dir"'
./configure:  as_mkdir_p=false
./configure:mkdir_p
./configure:mkdir_p='$(MKDIR_P)'
./configure:# as_fn_mkdir_p
./configure:as_fn_mkdir_p ()
./configure:  test -d "$as_dir" || eval $as_mkdir_p || {
./configure:} # as_fn_mkdir_p
./configure:  as_mkdir_p='mkdir -p "$as_dir"'
./configure:  as_mkdir_p=false
./configure:  as_dir="$ac_dir"; as_fn_mkdir_p
./configure:      as_dir=$dirpart/$fdir; as_fn_mkdir_p
./doc/Makefile.in:mkdir_p = @mkdir_p@

but anyway thanks for your help!!

(Last edited by joky on 12 Apr 2015, 14:49)

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