aclocal broken

Jeremy Chadwick koitsu at
Mon Oct 13 21:41:16 PDT 2008

On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 09:20:34PM -0600, RYAN vAN GINNEKEN wrote:
> Trying to install zoneminder port but getting this error 
> Using this version on Freebsd
> FreeBSD pcbsd 7.1-PRERELEASE FreeBSD 7.1-PRERELEASE #42: Thu Sep 11 09:07:25 EDT 2008     root at pcbsd:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/PCBSD  i386
> cd . && /bin/sh /usr/ports/multimedia/zoneminder/work/ZoneMinder-1.23.3/missing --run autoheader

I have no such port on my system, and the FreeBSD web site agrees:

# cd /usr/ports/multimedia/zoneminder
/usr/ports/multimedia/zoneminder: No such file or directory.
# grep -i zoneminder /usr/ports/INDEX-7

I'm not sure how much support you'll get here for that.

> aclocal.m4:14: error: this file was generated for autoconf 2.61.              
> You have another version of autoconf.  If you want to use that,               
> you should regenerate the build system entirely.                              
> aclocal.m4:14: the top level                                                  
> autom4te-2.62: /usr/local/bin/gm4 failed with exit status: 63                 
> autoheader-2.62: '/usr/local/bin/autom4te-2.62' failed with exit status: 63   

This indicates whoever made the port Makefile is making use of the wrong
version of autoconf.  The following line should be added or changed in
the port Makefile:

USE_AUTOTOOLS=	autoconf:261:env

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