Potential GSOC student interested in contributing to The Xapian project

Kumaranath Fernando kumaranathfernando at gmail.com
Wed Nov 29 05:16:08 GMT 2017


I was attempting to build the source just when ran ./bootstrap command
after following steps 1,2 in the documentation
<https://xapian.org/bleeding#git> I encounter an error as shown below.

Making install in .
> make[2]: Entering directory '/home/k2/GSOC/xapian/BUILD/libtool-2.4.6'
>   MAKEINFO doc/libtool.info
> /home/k2/GSOC/xapian/BUILD/libtool-2.4.6/build-aux/missing: line 81:
> makeinfo: command not found
> WARNING: 'makeinfo' is missing on your system.
>          You should only need it if you modified a '.texi' file, or
>          any other file indirectly affecting the aspect of the manual.
>          You might want to install the Texinfo package:
>          <http://www.gnu.org/software/texinfo/>
>          The spurious makeinfo call might also be the consequence of
>          using a buggy 'make' (AIX, DU, IRIX), in which case you might
>          want to install GNU make:
>          <http://www.gnu.org/software/make/>
> Makefile:1359: recipe for target 'doc/libtool.info' failed
> make[2]: *** [doc/libtool.info] Error 127
> make[2]: Leaving directory '/home/k2/GSOC/xapian/BUILD/libtool-2.4.6'
> Makefile:1606: recipe for target 'install-recursive' failed
> make[1]: *** [install-recursive] Error 1
> make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/k2/GSOC/xapian/BUILD/libtool-2.4.6'
> Makefile:1908: recipe for target 'install' failed
> make: *** [install] Error 2
> Bootstrap failed

What could I have possibly done wrong here?. Any help is appreciated!

Kumaranath Fernando

On Sat, Nov 4, 2017 at 3:53 PM, Kumaranath Fernando <
kumaranathfernando at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi!
> I'm currently a final year student of Informatics Institute of Technology
> Sri Lanka affiliated with the University of Westminster, a successful GSOC
> 2017 participant
> <https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/projects/#6522320890888192>.
> Witnessing the usage of machine learning and information retrieval I'm keen
> to contribute to The Xapian project thus, enhancing my skills in machine
> learning and other similar areas of interest. Could you kindly suggest how
> I could get started?
> Regards,
> Kumaranath Fernando
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