Michele Simionato writes:
> Yes, indeed the problem was with automake. I downloaded automake 1.9.6, but now
> I am getting conflicts with the old version of automake :-( I will investigate
> on Debian newsgroups.
There shouldn't be any problems even with several instances in your PATH
if only the newer version is first in PATH. I always switch to a different
environment when working on gnuplot because the auto* tools installed on
this OS are quite old.