Mingw autoconf 2.69 package

Ralf Corsepius ralf.corsepius at rtems.org
Wed Apr 3 15:07:49 UTC 2013

On 04/03/2013 04:33 PM, Matthew J Fletcher wrote:
> Hi,
>  >I always build the Autotools from source in MinGW/MSYS.
There should not be any reason to do so.

>  You have to
> make sure, that >your M4 is reasonably up to date (I use M4 1.4.7).
1.4.7 is quite outdated.

As autoconf tells:
M4 1.4.6 or later is required; 1.4.16 or newer is recommended.

> M4 1.4.14 here.
>  >A "./bootstrap" doesn't work for me.  I use "./bootstrap -g".
> Same issue about Perl include paths, i think i've managed to not
> 'install' the pre-built autoconf correctly.
You need to install both automake and autoconf.

The warning "Can't locate Autom4te/ChannelDefs.pm in @INC"
refers to a file which is provided by automake, which would indicate you 
don't have automake installed.


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