Error During Autoconf

Justin P. Mattock justinmattock at
Sat May 30 22:54:13 PDT 2009

Check for a missing
*.m4 for that app to compile
(or if it's present then file
A Bugreport)

justin P. Mattock

On May 30, 2009, at 9:37 PM, Dan Nicholson <dbn.lists at> wrote:

> On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 8:11 PM, Joe Sprankle  
> <jsprankle at> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Brand new to this.
>> I'm attempting to learn to build kdrive and not off to a good start.
>> says to run autoconf to create configure script.
>> I'm receiving the following error:
>> foo at foo:~/Desktop/xorg-server-$ autoconf
>> error: possibly undefined macro: AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE
>>      If this token and others are legitimate, please use
>> m4_pattern_allow.
>>      See the Autoconf documentation.
> Sounds like you don't have automake installed. You'll need autoconf,
> automake and libtool to work with the git sources. Additionally,
> you'll need any other X modules that the server depends on.
> It's also very probably Ubuntu has kdrive. Look for Xephyr.
> --
> Dan
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