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Re: Can't build cygwin from CVS: configure error

On Sat, 11 Oct 2003, Micha Nelissen wrote:

> Nelissen, M. wrote:
> > This is exactly the same as mine! (Without the --enable-debug). So my
> > configure script itself is broken? Could it be my version of
> > autoconf/automake or outdated or broken?
> This was indeed the case. I ran cygwin setup again and did some messing
> with automake/autoconf. I turned out I had: autoconf, autoconf-devel,
> autoconf-stable. Same for automake. I then removed autoconf and
> reinstalled autoconf-stable. Again same for automake. Then all was built
> succesfully.
> - Why are there 3 packages anyway?
There were major incompatible changes from the long lived autoconf
version 2.13 to the current version 2.57a.  Likewise for automake
versuib 1.4-p5 to automake version 1.7.5a.  Many projects have yet to
convert to the new versions.  As such, Cygwin's autoconf/automake
maintainer was nice enough to provide both with wrapper scripts (the
plain automake and autoconf packages) that try to pick the "right" versions.

> - Why is it autoconf, autoconf-stable and not autoconf-unstable, autoconf?
See above.

As for your compile issues that were resolved by a re-install, I don't

Brian Ford
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