Gnucash reports: Automake Failure

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Mon Jun 3 14:44:59 EDT 2013

John Ralls <jralls at> writes:

> I'm using automake-13 as well, and I see the failure. The problem is
> explained in [1]; the "serial-tests" option is explained in [2]. A
> long discussion with possible workarounds is in [3]. I tried the first
> work-around -- the one with m4_ifndef -- and it didn't work for me,
> but simply adding serial-tests to AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE does:
> AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE(1.12 [serial-tests dist-bzip2]) Note that that
> requires automake-1.12, the first version in which serial-tests was
> defined. The other option discussed in [3] is to switch to a
> check_local target, which won't invoke the automake test runner at
> all. A third would be to rewrite the test invocation to not use
> patsubst.
> Regards,
> John Ralls
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]

I would suggest we change the TESTS variable so it does not contain a
GNU make macro.


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