How to run automake/autoconf?

Grant Edwards grant.b.edwards at
Wed Feb 16 16:01:53 UTC 2011

On 2011-02-16, Dmitry V. Levin <ldv at> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 03:43:19PM +0000, Grant Edwards wrote:
>> I'm trying to build a git clone from yesterday, but I can't figure out
>> how to run automake (1.11)/autoconf(2.65) in a way that generates a
>> valid configure script.  Is there a recipe around somewhere that shows
>> how to build from git sources?
> Please have a look at make-dist script.  Of course it does a bit more than
> required for regular needs, but you'll get the idea.


I searched for autoconf/automake/autoheader but forgot to search for

Grant Edwards               grant.b.edwards        Yow! HUGH BEAUMONT died
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