Re: error compiling gnuradio trunk

After a bit of searching I think the problem is as follows:

Since AC_PROG_MKDIR_P is reported undefined, this propagtes to the
corresponding Makefiles,

eg in


which contains the line


so later on when it tries to execute

$(MKDIR_P) html

in order to create the html directory it executes instead


thus the error in make.

S my question is now, why in the first place this happens, and secondly,
what is the best way to fix it.


I am trying to install gnuradio from trunk to a
“Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS release 5 (Tikanga)”

Bootstrap gives the following error: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_PROG_MKDIR_P
If this token and others are legitimate, please use
See the Autoconf documentation.

Then configure executes with the following error messages

caen-vnc04% ./myconf > foo.log
./configure: line 5091: AC_PROG_MKDIR_P: command not found
pgf77-Error-Unknown switch: -print-search-dirs
configure: WARNING: If you wanted to set the --build type, don’t use
If a cross compiler is detected then cross compile mode will be

Finally, make stops with the following message:

make[4]: Entering directory
/afs/' html make[4]: html: Command not found make[4]: *** [prep] Error 127 make[4]: Leaving directory/afs/’
make[3]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory
/afs/' make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1 make[2]: Leaving directory/afs/’
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory
make: *** [all] Error 2

I don’t know why “html” is needed or what it is, but apparently cannot
be found.

Any ideas?