autoreconf --no-recursive

Ralf Corsepius ralf.corsepius at
Sat Feb 18 05:20:21 UTC 2012

On 02/17/2012 07:23 PM, Andrei Chichak wrote:
> Sorry to be a PITA.
> Now autoreconf is giving me grief. My bootstrap command is bitching that
> autoreconf can't handle the --no-recursive option.
> I get the same weirdness with the 4.9 supported version of autoreconf
> (2.62).
> The command SEEMS to think that it has that option, but it doesn't seem
> to work.
Well, please provide more details.

> There are mutterings around the net about a bad version of perl causing
> this problem in other projects.
Correct. Last time I checked msys's perl was an utterly outdated 
version, nobody with a sane mind would want to use for anything
(10 years or so old and long having been discontinued and abandoned).

> My version of perl is v5.6.1 built for msys.
Ca. 10 years+ old - could be the version I had in mind above.

> $ which autoreconf
> /c/opt/rtems-4.11/bin/autoreconf
... drive letters ...

The RTEMS packages _must_ be accessed and invoked without drive letters. 
No idea how to achieve this under MinGW - except for occasionally 
exercising rudimentary testing of the MinGW packages, I do not use MinGW 
and Windows.


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