unsermake: disable

Keywords: unsermake, automake, make, configure, kde, suse
Versions: unsermake

KDE comes with a bizarre automake/make replacement called unsermake. It is supposedly capable of distributed compiling. Apart from this - for most people - quite useless feature it tends to break stuff. This did not stop the SuSE 10.1 people from making it required for KDE development packages.

If make fails and you see the term "unsermake" in generated Makefiles or python errors appear on the screen when compiling c or c++, chances are you've become a unsermake victim.

Try this in your compile shell:

export UNSERMAKE=no
Be sure to remove and reinstall the sources before running the real make.

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