I am trying to build the sample panel plugin on narwhal. autogen does not complete, three questions:
1) what is the appropriate "autoconf macro directory" to copy codeset.m4 etc. to ? I have tried /usr/share/autoconf/autoconf/
2) where is the file isc-posix.m4 from ? I don't have it on my system, and google does not produce good clues.
3) configure:4014 produces error: possibly undefined macro: m4_ifval. The macro is defined in /usr/share/autoconf/m4sugar/m4sugar.m4.
Installed them, and a lot of other pgming stuff suggested by apt-get.
To answer my own questions the macros ended up in /usr/share/xfce4/dev-tools/m4macros/
I found some text to put in isc-posix, it is ? no longer needed ?
I have a ./configure, but it fails with:
checking for a sed that does not truncate output... /bin/sed
./configure: line 4012: syntax error near unexpected token `lt_decl_varnames,'
./configure: line 4012: `lt_if_append_uniq(lt_decl_varnames, SED, , ,'
Similar errors google up from building Apache, they are blamed on version incompatibilities between autoconf and libtool. Currntly, autoconf is version 2.67 and libtool is 2.2.6b, automake is 1.11.1
I am researching. Merry Christmas.
I am now able to build recent plugins from git, like the xfce4-sensors plugin, but the sample plugin is about 18 months old, and will not build. Since most of the autogen work is done by xdt-autogen in the dev package, it should work. Of course "should" means nothing. Back to research.