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Old 05-29-2002, 04:21 PM   #1
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Location: England
Distribution: MDK8.2
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I'm trying to install this program I downloaded, and it gives me this message:
FATAL ERROR: Autoconf version 2.50 or higher is required for this script

I'm using Mandrake8.2 and the package manager says it has Autoconf 2.52d-1 mdk installed which provides also 2.13.

I've just downloaded the bzip2 from gnu ftp site but I don't want to install that if the rest of it is going to screw up!
I could try to uninstall the RPM, but since it was made as part of the distribution will that break anything else?
What should I do? - And why wouldn't the script pick up the installed one - likely because of the 2.13 version?
Old 05-29-2002, 08:44 PM   #2
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are you trying to compile/make the application, or install via rpm?
if it's rpm, i have no idea, as i don't use RedHat, Mandrake, SuSE, or any other distribution that uses rpms.
if you're trying to install from source, here's what to do:
1) delete every '' you can find...(NOT '')
2) delete aclocal.m4 in the source directory
3) delete 'configure'
4) run 'automake'
5) run 'aclocal'
6) run 'autoconf'
7) run ./configure && make && make install

Old 05-30-2002, 02:45 AM   #3
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Hi, I'm going to compile src app and make it. I'll give what you said a go when I get home tonight, thanks


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