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RE: install bison
RE: install bison
Thu, 29 Jul 2004 10:26:15 +0200 (MEST)
Please `cc' all follow-ups to `help-bison'---you might get
On Wed, 28 Jul 2004, Alvin Weigel wrote:
> Hi Laurence,
> I downloaded a m4 .gz file and configured it on my unix machine. These are
> my directories within /pro/work/al/asn. Flex seemed to configure ok but
> bison still gets the GNU M4 error.
> SNACC bison-1.875 flex-2.5.4 m4-1.4.1
> checking for bison... no
> checking for byacc... no
> checking for ranlib... ranlib
> checking for gm4... no
> checking for gnum4... no
> checking for m4... /usr/bin/m4
> checking whether m4 supports frozen files... no
> configure: error: GNU M4 1.4 is required named
> The info seems to point to /usr/bin/m4 above. Under the directory named
> /pro/work/al/asn/m4-1.4.1/src, I see m4. Can you give me an idea on how to
> get this to work? I appreciate your help. Thanks. Alvin.
Apparently, the test in `configure' isn't checking the directory
where you've installed GNU M4. If this directory isn't in your
`PATH', you will have to include it. I suggest putting it before
the directory with the Tru64 M4.
If this doesn't help, it might help to take a look at the
`configure.ac' file. If GNU M4 is in the `PATH' and you can call
it, it might work to just comment-out the test in `configure.ac',
run `autoconf' and `autoheader', and then try running
`configure' again, provided `autoconf' and `autoheader' exist on
If none of this works, please send me the error messages (and `cc'
I'm not an expert on this topic. You may find something about
installing Bison under Tru64 (or Digital Unix) in the archives of
the help-bison and/or bug-bison lists:
If no one on this list can help you, you might have better luck with
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Laurence Finston [mailto:address@hidden
> Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 2004 3:46 PM
> To: Alvin Weigel
> Cc: address@hidden
> Subject: Re: install bison
> > Hi,
> > I'm trying to configure bison in bison-1.875 on a tru64 unix machine and
> > getting the message below
> > at the end of the configure. I am unable to do run "make" for bison >
> > # make
> > Make: No arguments or description file. Stop.
> > #
> `make' won't work unless `configure' succeeded, because the latter generates
> the `Makefile' files from the `Makefile.in' files.
> > checking for gm4... no
> > checking for gnum4... no
> > checking for m4... /usr/bin/m4
> > checking whether m4 supports frozen files... no
> > configure: error: GNU M4 1.4 is required
> > How can I get around this? Thanks for any advice. Alvin.
> You need to install GNU M4, because Tru64's own m4 won't do the job.
> The GNU M4 website is: http://www.gnu.org/software/m4/m4.html