Bug 16581 - "make dist" fails: ../mono-3.2.5/docs/sources: No such file or directory
Summary: "make dist" fails: ../mono-3.2.5/docs/sources: No such file or directory
Alias: None
Product: Runtime
Classification: Mono
Component: packaging ()
Version: 3.2.x
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-12-04 03:29 UTC by Ryan Schmidt
Modified: 2013-12-05 08:18 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Ryan Schmidt 2013-12-04 03:29:17 UTC
The mono 3.2.5 tarball is broken. I'm trying to follow these instructions for building a corrected tarball:


Running "make dist" fails for me on OS X 10.9 Mavericks:

/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/usr/bin/make  \
	  top_distdir="../mono-3.2.5" distdir="../mono-3.2.5/docs" \
make[3]: ../mono-3.2.5/docs/sources: No such file or directory

This seems to be because docs/Makefile.am contains these lines:

	$(mkdir_p)  $(distdir)/sources
	$(mkdir_p)  $(distdir)/svgs
	$(mkdir_p)  $(distdir)/HtmlAgilityPack
	cp sources/*  $(distdir)/sources
	cp svgs/*     $(distdir)/svgs
	cp HtmlAgilityPack/*     $(distdir)/HtmlAgilityPack

Perhaps the variable $(mkdir_p) is empty.

FYI `mkdir -p` does work on OS X.
Comment 1 Zoltan Varga 2013-12-04 20:12:06 UTC
You might have an old version of automake on your system, what does mono/install-sh point to ?
Comment 2 Ryan Schmidt 2013-12-04 23:11:14 UTC
I had automake 1.12.1 installed with MacPorts; I downgraded to that version because the official tarball seemed to have been made with that version.

$ ls -l mono/install-sh
lrwxr-xr-x  1 rschmidt  staff  41 Dec  4 01:23 mono/install-sh -> /opt/local/share/automake-1.12/install-sh
Comment 3 Zoltan Varga 2013-12-05 07:20:12 UTC
I have 1.14 and it works ok.
Comment 4 Ryan Schmidt 2013-12-05 07:55:21 UTC
Sorry about that. Confirmed that it does work with automake 1.14. I figured since the official tarball was made with 1.12.1 I should use that, but I guess there is some OS X-specific problem with 1.12.1.
Comment 5 Ryan Schmidt 2013-12-05 08:05:40 UTC
automake 1.12.2 works too. From the automake NEWS file:

Bugs fixed in 1.12.2:


* Bugs introduced by 1.12.1:

  - Automake provides once again the '$(mkdir_p)' make variable and the
    '@mkdir_p@' substitution (both as simple aliases for '$(MKDIR_P)'),
    for better backward-compatibility.
Comment 6 Zoltan Varga 2013-12-05 08:18:03 UTC