Broken configure script

McCann, Brian bmccann at
Fri Mar 25 09:23:12 PST 2005

As per the instructions outputted by "make", I am submitting the
following.  I was attempting to make /usr/ports/net-mgmt/nrpe.  The
'make' ran fine, the 'make install' failed.  It appears to have failed

===>  Configuring for automake-1.9.5
checking build system type... i386-portbld-freebsd5.3
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c -o root -g
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for gawk... no
checking for mawk... no
checking for nawk... nawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking for perl... /usr/bin/perl
checking for tex... no
checking whether autoconf is installed... yes
checking whether autoconf works... no
configure: error: The installed version of autoconf does not work.
    Please check config.log for error messages before this one.
===>  Script "configure" failed unexpectedly.
Please report the problem to ports at [maintainer] and attach
"/usr/ports/devel/automake19/work/automake-1.9.5/config.log" including
output of the failure of your make command. Also, it might be a good
idea to
provide an overview of all packages installed on your system (e.g. an
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/devel/automake19.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/net-mgmt/nagios-plugins.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/net-mgmt/nagios-plugins.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/net-mgmt/nrpe.

Here is a list of installed packages (from pkg_info):

apache-1.3.33_1     The extremely popular Apache http server.  Very
fast, very
autoconf-2.13.000227_5 Automatically configure source code on many Un*x
autoconf-2.59_2     Automatically configure source code on many Un*x
bison-1.75_2        A parser generator from FSF, (mostly) compatible
with Yacc
clamav-0.82_1       Command line virus scanner written entirely in C
curl-7.12.3_2       Non-interactive tool to get files from FTP, GOPHER,
expat-1.95.8        XML 1.0 parser written in C
fontconfig-2.2.3,1  An XML-based font configuration API for X Windows
freetds-0.62.3      Sybase/Microsoft TDS protocol library
freetds-msdblib-0.62.3 Sybase/Microsoft TDS protocol library
freetype2-2.1.7_4   A free and portable TrueType font rendering engine
ftpcopy-0.6.7       Command line ftp tools for listing and mirroring
gettext-0.14.1      GNU gettext package
gmake-3.80_2        GNU version of 'make' utility
help2man-1.34.2     Automatically generating simple manual pages from
program o
imake-6.8.1         Imake and other utilities from X.Org
libgmp-4.1.4        A free library for arbitrary precision arithmetic
libiconv-1.9.2_1    A character set conversion library
libtool-1.3.5_2     Generic shared library support script (version 1.3)
libtool-1.5.10      Generic shared library support script (version 1.5)
m4-1.4.1            GNU m4
net-snmp-5.2.1      An extendable SNMP implementation
open-motif-2.2.3_1  Motif X11 Toolkit (industry standard GUI (IEEE
p5-gettext-1.03     Message handling functions
par-1.52_1          Paragraph reformatter for email
pcre-5.0            Perl Compatible Regular Expressions library
perl-5.8.5          Practical Extraction and Report Language
php4-4.3.10_1       PHP Scripting Language (Apache Module and CLI)
php4-session-4.3.10_1 The session shared extension for php
pkgconfig-0.15.0_1  A utility used to retrieve information about
installed libr
popt-1.7            A getopt(3) like library with a number of
enhancements, fro
portupgrade-20041226_1 FreeBSD ports/packages administration and
management tool s
postgresql-client-7.4.7 PostgreSQL database (client)
rsync-2.6.3_1       A network file distribution/synchronization utility
ruby-1.8.2_2        An object-oriented interpreted scripting language
ruby18-bdb1-0.2.2   Ruby interface to Berkeley DB revision 1.8x with
full featu
samba-2.2.12        A free SMB and CIFS client and server for UNIX
screen-4.0.2_1      A multi-screen window manager
sqsh-2.1.3          Interactive tool for querying Sybase database
sudo-        Allow others to run commands as root
unzip-5.51          List, test and extract compressed files in a ZIP
vim-lite-6.3.45     Vi "workalike", with many additional features (Lite
xorg-libraries-6.8.1_1 X11 libraries and headers from X.Org
zsh-4.2.3           The Z shell

My system (uname -a)
FreeBSD Emerald.k12usa.internal 5.3-RELEASE-p5 FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE-p5
#1: Fri Mar 18 12:42:52 EST 2005
bmccann at Emerald.k12usa.internal:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/EMERALD  i386

And, if it matters, /usr/ports was mounted from another machine.

--Brian McCann

Brian McCann 
Network & Systems Administrator,, Cool Tools for Schools
bmccann at

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