Autotools paradox

Loren M. Lang lorenl at
Wed Aug 31 13:00:40 GMT 2005

In a library I am porting, it requires nearly all the autotoolssssss to
be run, including libtool, aclocal, autoheader, autoconf, and automake.
The problem I am having is that patch-autotools is trying to patch
aclocal.m4, but that file isn't created until aclocal is run in
run-autotools.  What's the right fix?  Add aclocal to a target like

I sense much NT in you.
NT leads to Bluescreen.
Bluescreen leads to downtime.
Downtime leads to suffering.
NT is the path to the darkside.
Powerful Unix is.

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