automake - missing link

Greg Schafer gschafer at
Sat Feb 15 14:47:02 PST 2003

On Sat, Feb 15, 2003 at 08:48:11PM +0100, Christian Mudra wrote:
> Ok, this is not OT (sorry for not reading the earlier 'this is OT, send to
> blfs-dev/support' posts).
> When installing automake in chapter 6, I suggest also to add the following
> to the instructions at the end of the page:
>   ln -s aclocal-1.7 /usr/share/aclocal
> if not earlier, as for example gettext installs some m4-files to
> /usr/share/aclocal, so perhaps there should be a 
>   mv /usr/share/aclocal/* /usr/share/aclocal-1.7 && rmdir /usr/share/aclocal
> before the link above.
> I don't think it makes sense to have two directories aclocal and aclocal-1.7
> otherwise.

It makes perfect sense. This has come up before.

The link referenced in that thread now doesn't work, here is the new one.

This subject is also covered in the automake info pages.

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