/tmp/am4t7.308/traces.m4:1397: /bin/m4: Error matching regular expression "^ *\(.*\) *$"
Use of uninitialized value in split at /bin/automake-1.7 line 5077, <GEN0> line 397.
automake-1.7: no `Makefile.am' found or specified
Try automake 1.8.5. It should built without problems on MinGW. I ran into a problem with automake-1.8.2 (which is the latest from the MinGW site), so it should be considered to require 1.8.5 on Win32.
Upgrading to autoconf 2.59 and automake 1.8.5 did the trick, thanks.
-- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com)
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