Portinstall problem (config.guess not found)

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Tue Sep 21 05:21:19 PDT 2004

Philip Payne <philip.payne at uk.mci.com> writes:

> Hi,
> I'm getting the following error when trying to build any port.
> 	/usr/ports/<portname>/work/config.guess: No such file or directory.
> I've googled & searched the mailing list archives which gave 2 suggestions. 
> Autoconf or libtool have got fubar'd and I should reinstall and/or to cvsup
> & update the ports index.
> I tried both & neither succeeded. Boo :-(
> Now if a port tries to re-install libtool, it also bums out with the above
> error.
> I'm using Freebsd-5.3-beta4. 
> Does anyone have further suggestions on what the error could be and how it
> can be resolved?

Did you try completely *removing* all installed versions of autoconf,
automake, and libtool?

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