[slurm-users] autoreconf fails because of undefined macros (creating a new plugin)

Janne Blomqvist janne.blomqvist at aalto.fi
Fri Jan 10 08:47:34 UTC 2020

On 09/01/2020 18.40, Dean Schulze wrote:
> Following the docs for adding a new plugin, I ran the autoreconf command 
> from the top directory.  It fails with this error:
> $ autoreconf
> configure.ac:240 <http://configure.ac:240>: warning: macro 
> 'AM_PATH_GLIB_2_0' not found in library
> configure.ac:246 <http://configure.ac:246>: warning: macro 
> 'AM_PATH_GTK_2_0' not found in library
> configure.ac:240 <http://configure.ac:240>: error: possibly undefined 
> macro: AM_PATH_GLIB_2_0
>        If this token and others are legitimate, please use m4_pattern_allow.
>        See the Autoconf documentation.
> configure.ac:246 <http://configure.ac:246>: error: possibly undefined 
> macro: AM_PATH_GTK_2_0
> autoreconf: /usr/bin/autoconf failed with exit status: 1
> What do I need to do now?
> Thanks.


you need the GTK and GLIB development packages installed (which contain 
the autoconf macros mentioned in your error message).

Janne Blomqvist

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