Al West writes:
> 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 autogen.sh 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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