LFS 5.0: autoconf/automake problems ?

Dirk Kleinschmidt dirk.kleinschmidt at gmx.net
Wed Feb 11 10:36:59 PST 2004


what version of  the findutils-package are you using?
on my linuxbox it it no problem to compile findutils-4.1.20
the configure script does not search for any version of autoconf nor


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "lanas" <lanas at t-online.de>
To: "LFS Support List" <lfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 6:00 PM
Subject: LFS 5.0: autoconf/automake problems ?

> Hello everyone,
>   I've installed LFS since 3.0 but this 5.0 surely gives the more work.
> it's of course quite interesting to learn.  So I've got the chap 5 done
> up to glibc Chap 6.  Compiling dummy.c after installing glibc gives good
> results.  So I go on...
>   First trap: findutils requires autoconf/automake.  chrooted in this
> environment where no such utility exists, this is a bit strange.  I mean,
> can you get the book to install in the first place under such auspices ?
> took the findutils from 5.1 and any patch it needs, if any.  No dice, I
> to go back to findutils 4.1 which builds all right.
>   Second trap: gettext.  Same thing.  I switched to newest, 0.14, same
> So again I went back to an older version, 0.11.5.  But this time it gives
> "Can't locate POSIX.pm"/help2man error like this:
> Can't locate POSIX.pm in @INC (@INC contains:
> /tools/lib/perl5/5.8.0/i686-linux
> /tools/lib/perl5/5.8.0 /tools/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.0/i686-linux
> /tools/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.0 /tools/lib/perl5/site_perl .) at
> line 27.
> BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at ./help2man line 27.
>   And I'm presently stuck there.  Before going on, I'd really like to know
> what's the source of the problem with the auto utilities.  If I go on I
> like using a bigger hammer, which is not what I like best. My first
> was, all right, I'll install these auto utilities in the environment, no
> sweat, but this does not answer the existence of the 5.0 book which has
> proven to been built successfully without them in sight.
>   So something is squarely wrong somewhere and I can't locate it.  I've
> at some solutions doing a search in the mailing lists archives, but none
> seems to apply.  I'd really like some light on this matter, thanks a lot.
> Cheers,
> Al
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