Gentoo, trouble installing, missing automake-1.8

Bear with me, everyone.. I can't deny that I'm still quite a novice with Linux, but I hope someone'll be able to help me with this, and perhaps in turn, it'll help someone else..

I'm trying to emerge kdenlive.. It's saying that automake-1.8 is missing. When I ls in /usr/bin/, I see:
automake automake-1.10 automake-1.6 automake-1.7 automake-1.9

Re-emerging automake doesn't help, it gets 1.10 again and is missing the 1.8 link, or version, or whatever it is, I'm really unfamiliar with this..

Any thoughts would be appreciated, and a paste of the ending part of my error follows.

--T.J.

--Log--
Good - your configure finished. Start make now

cd . && make -f admin/Makefile.common configure.in ;
make[1]: Entering directory
`/var/tmp/portage/media-video/kdenlive-0.4/work/kdenlive-0.4'
*** Creating configure.files
make[1]: Leaving directory
`/var/tmp/portage/media-video/kdenlive-0.4/work/kdenlive-0.4'
cd . && /bin/sh
/var/tmp/portage/media-video/kdenlive-0.4/work/kdenlive-0.4/admin/missing
--run aclocal-1.8
/var/tmp/portage/media-video/kdenlive-0.4/work/kdenlive-0.4/admin/missing:
line 52: aclocal-1.8: command not found
WARNING: `aclocal-1.8' is missing on your system. You should only need
it if
you modified `acinclude.m4' or `configure.in'. You might want
to install the `Automake' and `Perl' packages. Grab them from
any GNU archive site.
cd . && rm -f configure
cd . && /bin/sh
/var/tmp/portage/media-video/kdenlive-0.4/work/kdenlive-0.4/admin/missing
--run automake-1.8 --gnu
cd . && make -f admin/Makefile.common configure
make[1]: Entering directory
`/var/tmp/portage/media-video/kdenlive-0.4/work/kdenlive-0.4'
/var/tmp/portage/media-video/kdenlive-0.4/work/kdenlive-0.4/admin/missing:
line 52: automake-1.8: command not found
WARNING: `automake-1.8' is missing on your system. You should only need
it if
you modified `Makefile.am', `acinclude.m4' or `configure.in'.
You might want to install the `Automake' and `Perl' packages.
Grab them from any GNU archive site.
cd . && perl admin/am_edit
cd . && perl admin/am_edit Makefile.in
configure.in:43: error: possibly undefined macro: AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE
If this token and others are legitimate, please use m4_pattern_allow.
See the Autoconf documentation.
configure.in:48: error: possibly undefined macro: AM_CONFIG_HEADER
configure.in:51: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_CHECK_COMPILERS
configure.in:52: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_ENABLE_SHARED
configure.in:53: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_ENABLE_STATIC
configure.in:58: error: possibly undefined macro: AM_KDE_WITH_NLS
configure.in:61: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_PATH_KDE
configure.in:70: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_CHECK_KDEMAXPATHLEN
configure.in:73: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_MSG_WARN
configure.in:133: error: possibly undefined macro: AM_CONDITIONAL
make[1]: *** [configure] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory
`/var/tmp/portage/media-video/kdenlive-0.4/work/kdenlive-0.4'
make: *** [configure] Error 2

!!! ERROR: media-video/kdenlive-0.4 failed.
Call stack:
ebuild.sh, line 1632: Called dyn_compile
ebuild.sh, line 983: Called qa_call 'src_compile'
ebuild.sh, line 44: Called src_compile
ebuild.sh, line 1322: Called kde_src_compile
kde.eclass, line 170: Called kde_src_compile 'all'
kde.eclass, line 340: Called kde_src_compile 'myconf' 'configure' 'make'
kde.eclass, line 336: Called die

!!! died running emake, kde_src_compile:make
!!! If you need support, post the topmost build error, and the call
stack if relevant.
!!! A complete build log is located at
'/var/tmp/portage/media-video/kdenlive-0.4/temp/build.log'.

I see... If this helps anyone,

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/ ... 404-08.xml

It would appear that automake-1.8 was removed from Portage due to security vulnerabilities.. But kdenlive doesn't seem to want to compile with the newer automakes..

Might give someone a tip in the right direction.

--T.J.

I don't know if it's still relevant, but there is a version of automake 1.8 in portage (currently 1.8.5-r3). To emerge a specific version of a package you add '=' before the package name and give the full version number afterwards. At the moment you would enter (as root):

Quote:
emerge -av =automake-1.8.5-r3

Hope this is useful, and that it solves your problem.