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Old 01-03-2003, 08:35 PM   #1
philipsyyy
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Angry update autoconf


I have an old version autoconf 2.13.
I download new version 2.56, ran the configure tthen make.
I got a meesage like
this version opf configure required autoconf 2.55.
Then I got autoonf2.55.
I did the samething, then the mesaage said
I should at least have autoconf 2.54.
You guess, next time I was asked to get 2,53 to install the 2.54.

OK, is there a smaller way? What is I don't have autoconf at all?
 
Old 01-03-2003, 11:07 PM   #2
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What distro are you using?
If redhat/mandrake you can update that very easy, for redhat it's up2date if I remeber correct but for mandrake I have no idea
If Debian, apt-get will be the answer look on www.debian.org
For the others I'm not quite sure
 
Old 01-04-2003, 12:15 AM   #3
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redhat
 
Old 01-04-2003, 07:32 AM   #4
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look on www.rpmfind.net
 
Old 01-04-2003, 08:17 AM   #5
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If your installing via configure/make/make install then I'd Highly suggest you use checkinstall.

You can get it at checkinstall's homepage.

What it does is create an RPM (since your in redhat) after you have run configure, make run checkinstall instead of make install it will make an rpm for you install with that so if you ever want to remove it you can.

Cheers,
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Old 01-04-2003, 02:46 PM   #6
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check this out:

I had the exact same problem, only I was in mandrake so it may not work for you, worth a try though:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=39984

there's the thread that my problem's solved in.
-AlThor880
 
Old 01-04-2003, 09:20 PM   #7
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Thanks to all replies.
I have installed it in a hardway before I got all your replies.
I went back and back, updated one by one:
Here is what I did:
I installed version 2.50 in top of version 2.13; worked.
2.53 on top of 2.50;worked.
2.53b on top of 2.53;worked unless some part of document; I forced it to finish.
2.54 on top of 2.53b; worked unless last part of some documentation; I force it to finished;
2.54 on top of 2.53b; then everything is cool.

I'll look at the suggested tools to see if they can get me out
of this kind nightmare.
 
  


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