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Old 01-01-2003, 12:09 PM   #1
AlThor880
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newbie needs help updating autoconf!


hi all, been looking through your boards and thought somebody may be able to help me =) Anyways, here's my problem: 1 I'm a complete newbie... 2: my system has/had(?) autconf version 2.13 on it... I've followed all the installation instructructions and whatnot to install version 2.52, but I can't seem to use this version when necessary.

[root@AlThor bin]# ./autoconf --version

autoconf (GNU Autoconf) 2.52 <<<<--- ok, good, this is what I want
Written by David J. MacKenzie.

Copyright 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001
Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO
warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

[root@AlThor bin]# autoconf --version

Autoconf version 2.13 <<<<--- NO bad computer!

any help would be greatly appreaciated =)

-AlThor880
 
Old 01-01-2003, 12:24 PM   #2
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autoconf is installed in /usr/bin in some distributions.
by default autoconf is setup to install in /usr/local/bin

to install autoconf, type...
./configure --prefix=/usr
make install

so that it installs in /usr/bin
 
Old 01-01-2003, 01:39 PM   #3
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Thank you very much, worked like a charm =)
Some day I'll get the hang of this =p
-AlThor880
 
  


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