In trying to build a project (Magic Set Editor) I found that the autotools
files distributed with the source did not include a lib, boost_system, that
seems to be needed*.
to configure.ac and also add the macro to aclocal.m4 (obtained text from
official GNU website) in the project root. I then run
$ cd <projectroot>
error cannot run /bin/sh ./config.sub
This error has been encountered by others (
http://code.google.com/p/bioapi-linux/issues/detail?id=2) and is not the
subject of my present question.
Removing the AX_BOOST_SYSTEM call from configure.ac, running autoconf, and
then configure leads to successful execution of configure. My conclusion is
that something was wrong with the boost_system m4 macro. I figured I'd try
configure.ac:46: warming: macro `AM_OPTIONS_WXCONFIG' no found in library
configure.ac:47: warming: macro `AM_PATH_WXCONFIG' no found in library
I have wxmin.m4 in H:\MinGW\msys\1.0\share\aclocal so I do not understand
why the macros weren't found. Not understanding how this _should_ work I
copied wxmin.m4 to the project root and tried again. No luck.
Can someone explain why the macros are not found?
* I realize the real problem here is understanding why the compiler and
distributed autotools files disagree on whether boost_system is needed. I
still pose my question above.