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Re: /bin/bash: --gnu: command not found

From: Dr. David Kirkby
Subject: Re: /bin/bash: --gnu: command not found
Date: Tue, 08 Apr 2003 20:34:48 +0100

Andreas Schwab wrote:
> "Dr. David Kirkby" <address@hidden> writes:
> |> Can anyone throw any light on the situation below? I'm just about fed up
> |> trying all manner of things to build a that generates no
> |> error messages from autoreconf, configure or make.
> |>
> |> 'autoreconf' runs without any errors and generates a configure script.
> |> The configure script created by autoreconf seems okay and runs properly.
> |> However, after running GNU make, I get the error message:
> |>
> |> make[1]: Entering directory `/export/home/davek/atlc/src'
> |> cd .. && \
> |>    --gnu  src/Makefile
> |> /bin/bash: --gnu: command not found
> |>
> |>
> |> /bin/bash does exist by the way, but seems unwillig to accept the --gnu
> |> option.
> |>
> |> What is happening?
> Check the value of AUTOMAKE, it's probably empty.
> Andreas.

Sorry, what do you mean by the 'value of'? I tried setting the
enviroment variable AUTOMAKE to /usr/local/bin/automake, but firstly was
not aware one needed to do that and secondly it made no difference.
automake is in /usr/local/bin and hence in my path. 


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