Problems with bulding gedit from CVS

Corey Burger corey.burger at
Fri Jan 13 04:56:02 GMT 2006

On 1/11/06, Manish Chakravarty <manishchakravarty at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I was trying to submit gedit patches. So i downloaded the gedit source
> via CVS.
> When i ran in the dir, i got the following error:
> ---snip---
> Checking for required M4 macros...
>   gnome-compiler-flags.m4 not found
>   libtool.m4 not found
>   glib-gettext.m4 not found
>   intltool.m4 not found
>   pkg.m4 not found
> Checking for forbidden M4 macros...
> ***Error***: some autoconf macros required to build gedit
>   were not found in your aclocal path, or some forbidden
>   macros were found.  Perhaps you need to adjust your
> auto-apt shows me that these files are indeed present
> in /usr/share/alocal.
> What do i need to set to get gedit to compile?
> In the Ubuntu IRC channel i was suggest to use the Ubuntu source package
> and NOT build from CVS.
> Is it true that Ubuntu is particularly not suitable for development?
> If so, what distro would you recommend for developers?
> Regards
> Manish

Yes Ubuntu is suitable for development. Otherwise we wouldn't have this list ;)

I recommend you ask on the gedit list:


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