[gmx-developers] automake errors during cvs head installation

David van der Spoel spoel at xray.bmc.uu.se
Tue Oct 23 19:01:47 CEST 2007

Daniel Larsson wrote:
> Dear list,
> When I try to install the latest cvs head version I get about 30 errors 
> in the automake step of the bootstrap script:
> configure.ac:11: option `tar-ustar' not recognized
> configure.ac:11: option `tar-ustar' not recognized
> etc.
> According to the wiki, automake of version 1.5 or later should be used. 
> My version is GNU automake 1.6.3. When it downloaded version 1.5d of GNU 
> automake I got the same errors and additionally:
> configure.ac:21: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_DISABLE_SHARED
>       If this token and others are legitimate, please use m4_pattern_allow.
>       See the Autoconf documentation.
> configure.ac:375: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_LIBTOOL_WIN32_DLL
> configure.ac:376: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_PROG_LIBTOOL
> This was been done in Mac OS X 10.4.10. Thankful for suggestions.

you'll have to install automake 1.10, autoconf 2.61 and libtool all from 
source. Fink is rather a lot behind I'm afraid.

> With best regards,
> Daniel
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