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Re: Building automake1.9 with autoconf2.61

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: Building automake1.9 with autoconf2.61
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 17:30:32 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

Kamaljit Singh wrote:
> I was hoping to create a src tree which would build automake1.9 and

automake-1.9 has been replaced with automake-1.10.1.  You should use
the later version.

> autoconf2.61 and install them in a central place. Writing a
> for this is quite hard if not impossible. The automake
> expects and depends on that the directory where its untarred should
> be called automake-1.9, which makes writing the
> dependent on the version and would some unrequired maintenance of

You should not need to write your own  Use the package's
distributed ./configure scripts.  That is probably the root of your

> Moreover automake1.9 is dependent on autoconf2.58+ to be present in
> the path that I cant have them in the same sandbox at all !!! I need
> to install autoconf first and then try configuring automake. That
> doesnt seem right.
> Any suggestions, on whether/how this can be managed ?

First install the latest m4 because m4 is required for building the

Then after installing m4 install both autoconf and automake using
their included ./configure files.  This "works for me" and I think
should work for you too.


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