On Sat, Mar 28, 2009 at 1:03 PM, Keith Marshall <keithmarshall@users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
On Saturday 28 March 2009 16:23:01 Jamie Lahowetz wrote:
> > Autoconf, automake and libtool are all in the MSYS Supplementary
> > Tools collection, on the project download site at SF.
> Con't seem to get it installed I am getting this:
> [...snip...]
>  I put the acwrapper-4.sh in the /tmp folder but still get the error.

Why there?  What exactly are you trying to install?  You need:

* http://downloads.sourceforge.net/mingw/perl-5.6.1-MSYS-1.0.11-1.tar.bz2
* http://downloads.sourceforge.net/mingw/autoconf2.1-2.13-3-bin.tar.bz2
* http://downloads.sourceforge.net/mingw/autoconf2.5-2.61-1-bin.tar.bz2
* http://downloads.sourceforge.net/mingw/autoconf-4-1-bin.tar.bz2
* http://downloads.sourceforge.net/mingw/automake1.10-1.10-1-bin.tar.bz2

cd to your MSYS *root* directory:

 $ cd /

then untar all of those there, e.g.

 $ tar xjf /<your-downloads-dir>/perl-5.6.1-MSYS-1.0.11-1.tar.bz2

etc.  Then it should work.

I need to install automake so that I can get rsl built.
I downloaded all those files and untared them in my / directory.
I'm guessing that I need to get and untar: autoconf2.5-2.61-1-mingwPORT.tar.bz2

cd to the directory and ran ./mingwPORT.sh
Yes to the download since I dont have autoconf-2.61.tar.gz

After that I get the error:
--18:08:04--  http://voxel.dl.sourceforge.net/autoconf2.5/autoconf-2.61.tar.gz
           => `autoconf-2.61.tar.gz'
Resolving voxel.dl.sourceforge.net... done.
Connecting to voxel.dl.sourceforge.net[]:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: http://downloads.sourceforge.net/autoconf2.5/autoconf-2.61.tar.gz?download&failedmirror=voxel.dl.sourceforge.net [following]
--18:08:06--  http://downloads.sourceforge.net/autoconf2.5/autoconf-2.61.tar.gz?download&failedmirror=voxel.dl.sourceforge.net
           => `autoconf-2.61.tar.gz@download&failedmirror=voxel.dl.sourceforge.net'
Resolving downloads.sourceforge.net... done.
Connecting to downloads.sourceforge.net[]:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 301 Moved Permanently
Location: http://sourceforge.net/projects/autoconf2-5/files [following]
--18:08:06--  http://sourceforge.net/projects/autoconf2-5/files
           => `files.2'
Resolving sourceforge.net... done.
Connecting to sourceforge.net[]:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: unspecified [text/html]

    0K .........                                               104.46 KB/s

18:08:06 (104.46 KB/s) - `files.2' saved [10162]

tar (child): /download/autoconf-2.61.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
mingwPORT.afterquestion: tar: FATAL: command failed; mingwPORT cannot continue.

I am confused on the reason I needed to download and install all the prior modules? The Perl module is fairly old and there are more than one autoconf version. Can anyone explain why I need all these files and what is the minimal amount of work that I need to do to install automake?




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