Upstart and Libnih trunk sources to TAR - how to?

Saravanan Shanmugham (sarvi) sarvi at
Fri Jul 11 06:16:08 BST 2008

I'll try it.

I am a little confused about doing configure before doing make dist to
produce a distro.

Coz, when I get the upstart 0.3.9 distro tar file. I have to untar it
and run .configure and then did the make operation.


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Casey Dahlin [mailto:cdahlin at] 
>Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2008 4:45 PM
>To: Saravanan Shanmugham (sarvi)
>Cc: upstart-devel at
>Subject: Re: Upstart and Libnih trunk sources to TAR - how to?
>Importance: High
>Saravanan Shanmugham (sarvi) wrote:
>> We are trying to take a Upsart trunk sources and libnih 
>trunk sources 
>> and are following instructions to nihify upstart.
>> We had to do an autoreconf - and a ./configure within libnih 
>and then 
>> did a nihify from within upstart.
>> We then did a tar of the upstart directory including the /nih 
>> directory within upstart and moved into our developmental 
>source tree.
>> But we are seeing the following error
>> make-3.81[2]: Entering directory
>> `/nobackup/spuddupa/nova/contrib/upstart/obj-ppc'
>> cd /nobackup/spuddupa/nova/contrib/upstart && /bin/sh 
>> /nobackup/spuddupa/nova/contrib/upstart/missing --run autoheader
>> aclocal.m4:17: error: this file was generated for autoconf 2.61.
>> We had previously tried the 0.3.9 released tar file in our build and 
>> was successfully able to ./configure and build the 0.3.9 sources in 
>> our environment.
>> What is the process yall use to create/release an upstart tar 
>> files(such as the 0.3.9 tar file) from the bzr source trunk pulls of 
>> upstart and libnih ?
>> Thx,
>> Sarvi
>Don't tar it up yourself. Use autoconf's distribution maker. 
>Just type "make dist" after you ./configure upstart

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