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Re: The installed version of autoconf does not work

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: The installed version of autoconf does not work
Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2006 17:02:43 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.12 (2006-08-10)


* Prashant wrote on Fri, Aug 18, 2006 at 03:15:43PM CEST:
>  I am facing problem while installing automake with 1.9 in Linux 2.1As
>  machine.  Initially i have installed autoconf with 2.59 version.I
>  dont what is problem.Please help me in this regard
> configure:1858: checking whether autoconf works
> configure:1865: cd conftest && eval autoconf -o /dev/null
> Usage: autoconf [-h] [--help] [-m dir] [--macrodir=dir]
>        [-l dir] [--localdir=dir] [--version] [template-file]

This test apparently tries to find out whether autoconf works;
it seems to find a too old installed Autoconf version.  This
can have one of several reasons:
- The autoconf you just installed is not found first in your $PATH, but
  an older one is.
- Your distribution has a wrapper script installed to transparently call
  either version 2.13 and 2.59, and the wrapper (still!) has a bug.

Please check this.  Please also read this email thread and look whether
the problem is the same as yours:


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