Problem compiling Setup but unsure if my install is hosed or is it the source or autoconf/automake

Dave Korn
Fri Jun 17 10:09:00 GMT 2005

----Original Message----
>From: Brian Dessent
>Sent: 17 June 2005 06:42

> Brian Keener wrote:
>> The only other thing I can think of is what version of autoconf and
>> automake and libtool are you using.  Mine are the versions that were
>> released when stable and devel became obsolete.  But not sure that is it.

> The best thing I can suggest is ask on the autoconf list.  Your error
> seems like an internal problem with aclocal or autoconf, and they should
> be able to help.

  I'm no expert on all that auto-* malarkey, but I notice one thing:

> $ ./
> Running in libgetopt++
> unknown channel $-5 at /usr/share/autoconf/Autom4te/ line 538
>        Autom4te::Channels::msg('$-5', '', 'warning: $-6')
> at /usr/bin/autom4te-2.5x line 1008
> aclocal: autom4te failed with exit status: 1
> aclocal failed
> Autotool bootstrapping failed. You will need to investigate and correct
> before you can develop on this source tree

  I don't even _have_ a /usr/share/autoconf directory on my installation,
and WJFFM.  Perhaps there is some residual bogosity lurking in
there from old versions?

  I don't have any /usr/bin/autom4te-2.5x either.  My lives
under /usr/autotool/{devel,stable}/share/Autom4te.

  Sounds like you have some stray stuff going on?

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