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Old 10-31-2003, 11:36 AM   #1
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Question System Problems after installing RHN updates

I have recently installed redhat linux v9 on my system. I then proceeded to install of the updates. I was trying to write a very basic programe in kdevelop (hello word) which I new worked previously to me installing the updates. On compilling if received the following error:

/bin/sh /home/angela/lab1/labex1/admin/missing --run automake --foreign Makefile
aclocal.m4:3009: your implementation of AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE comes from an
aclocal.m4:3009: old Automake version. You should recreate aclocal.m4
aclocal.m4:3009: with aclocal and run automake again.
gmake[1]: *** [] Error 1
gmake[1]: Leaving directory `/home/angela/lab1/labex1'
gmake: *** [all] Error 2
*** failed ***

Can someone tell me if I have not installed all the updates properly. My linux system now seems very unstable. Is there a diagnostic tool that I could run in RH linux 9 that would inform me of any problems?

I have it on a 13gb partition on my hard drive
I am using a floppy to boot up (no boot manager has been installed)

Any help would be gratefully received.

Old 10-31-2003, 01:57 PM   #2
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It would appear that the updates went fine. The problem seems to be automake, what the printout call a 'foreign Makefile'. Wherever you got automake from, see if they have an update. Installing that should fix your problem.

Good luck
Old 10-31-2003, 02:28 PM   #3
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I got the update from RHN auto updates. I have now run the configure option in kdevelop and I am getting an additional message:

do not use m4_patsubst use patsubst or m4_bpatsubst
do not use m4_regexp use regexp or m4_bregexp

I am assuming that the original files from before the update are still present and this is causing conflictions. Do you have any idea how to resolve this or even if this may be the case?

Thanks for your reply.



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