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Re: autoconf problem

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: autoconf problem
Date: 16 Oct 2000 19:20:11 +0200
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| I'm using the latest dev version
| address@hidden cvsroot]# cd autoconf/
| address@hidden autoconf]# ./configure
| checking for a BSD compatible install... ./install-sh -c
| checking whether build environment is sane... yes
| checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... yes
| checking for working aclocal... found
| checking for working autoconf... found
| checking for working automake... found
| checking for working autoheader... found
| checking for working makeinfo... found
| 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

Well, that's what I call a success: configure failed when it couldn't
meet the requirements.  Admittedly it could have browsed your path,
and someday it should happen, but it is not as bad as you described

To solve the problem, run this:

        ./configure M4=/usr/local/bin/m4

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