First off, you don't need automake or autoconf unless you're modifying the
Makefiles or configure script. If you're just editing existing files, you
shouldn't need them.
> RedHat 7.3 system, with (generally) all official RedHat updates.
These may be the "official RedHat updates" to 7.3, but that doesn't mean
they're the latest versions of anything. Remember that updates are
typically only bug-fixes, not new versions.
> It says:
> configure.in: 1283: required file `./_AM_File,.in' not found
> configure.in: 1283: required file `./[$2],.in' not found
> configure.in: 1283: required file `./[$3])].in' not found
> Is this a bug, or do I need a newer version of Automake ?
I'm currently using automake-1.7.1 and autoconf-2.56. You can get them
from ftp://ftp.gnu.org/ or mirrors.
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