multimedia/libva fails in configure stage, missing file?

Thomas Mueller mueller6724 at
Sat Jan 3 19:42:12 UTC 2015

> It's not used much since most software comes with a precompiled
> configure script which works fine. automake/autoconf is required only by
> those ports which come without a precompiled configure script or for
> some reason require it to be recompiled on FreeBSD.

> > I have an old 10.0-STABLE installation with no ports/packages built yet, maybe I could try something on that regarding automake and autoconf?

> You could try but you really shoud investigate why automake dies on your
> system.

> Guido Falsi <madpilot at>

Now I wonder if automake-1.14.1 would fix the problem.  I guess I'd have to do that port myself, and submit if it seems to work.

I checked /usr/local/share/aclocal, found a lot of files with .m4 extension, to the left of .m4 was in most cases a package name.

But there was no m4 subdirectory.

I got the warning message
aclocal-1.14: warning: couldn't open directory 'm4': No such file or directory

wonder what that means.


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