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Problem with --version after compiling autoconf

From: Andy Armstrong
Subject: Problem with --version after compiling autoconf
Date: Wed, 30 May 2018 01:05:49 +0000

I want to update from autoconf 2.62 to 2.69.

I downloaded the source and ran the following:

make install

These all complete successfully.

When I run autoconf --version I get the following:

autoconf --version
autoconf (GNU Autoconf) ?K??
Copyright (C) 2012 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License GPLv3+/Autoconf: GNU GPL version 3 or later
<>, <>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

Written by David J. MacKenzie and Akim Demaille.

The problem you see here is that the version reports as ?K??.

Why could this be? My machine runs in the EBCDIC codepage and I am wondering if 
this could be associated. Is there a configure / make option I need to add.

This issues stops me compiling other software, as the configure scripts check 
the version autoconf reports and it ends up failing those checks.

Please help!

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