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Laura
2005-06-14
2013-02-10
  • Laura
    Laura
    2005-06-14

    I am trying to build the current CVS version of gnuplot and cannot get past ./prepare.  This message appears:

    configure.in:8: error: Autoconf version 2.58 or higher is required
    configure.in:8: the top level
    autom4te: /usr/bin/m4 failed with exit status: 1
    autoheader: /usr/bin/autom4te failed with exit status: 1

    How do I solve this problem?  I am using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

     
    • I don't see how the message could be any clearer:

        error: Autoconf version 2.58 or higher is required

      Get autoconf version 2.58 or higher, install, retry.

       
    • Laura
      Laura
      2005-06-14

      Sorry but I'm new to this.  I did download Autoconf 2.58 and I tried it again, but the same error message occured.  Where exactly does Autoconf need to go?  

       
      • It has to be wherever your shell goes looking for it.  You may have to change your PATH to make sure the right version is found (typically, it'll be in /usr/local/bin, so make sure that's listed before /usr/bin).