Al West writes:

> Hi,
> Over the past couple of days I've been fine tuning my gentoo ebuild scripts 
> for CVS SimGear and FlightGear.  Chris Horler has been great in answering my 
> dumb questions about the automake and autoconf tools.
> So rather than just ask Chris dumb question I thought I'd come here too ;-) 
> My problem is that if I use autotools version 1.5 or 1.6 that flightgear won't 
> pass configure (simgear is fine past this stage at any of those 2 versions).  
> The failure comes in that automake --add-missing does not copy over 
> config.sub and config.guess.  If I set WANT_AUTOMAKE to 1.7 or 1.8 then it 
> preforms this process and it passes ./configure and goes to compile without 
> any problems.
> My question is should refer to newer versions of autotools or is my 
> Gentoo broken in this respect (however bear in mind I've compiled over 300 
> packages on this setup and not run into the problem as yet)?

I've also had the config.sub/guess problem on Debian-based Linux, but not on Cygwin.  
I hadn't twigged before that I was using automake 1.7 on Cygwin, and 1.6 on Linux.  So 
no, I don't think it's perculiar to your system.

Cheers - Dave

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