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Moving to FHS 3: How to overwrite GNU Autotools directory variables?

In GNU Autotools, the directory variables $sharedstatedir and $localstatedir expand to $(prefix)/com and $(prefix)/var respectively. However the com and var directories don't exist anymore in FHS 3, ...
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To stop auto generated IPv6 link local address

How can I stop assigning of link local IPv6 address? I have tried to do it by disabling the accept_ra and autoconf options, but it is not working.
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Loop through m4's dumpdef

Is it possible to loop through the list of macro names given by dumpdef? I want to process certain macros which have a certain prefix in their name.
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Compiling drivers for armada 370

I am trying to compile usb_serial drivers for a Mirabox with armada 370. I first tried as followes : Install linux source for 3.2 (running kernel is 3.2.36) Install linux headers for 3.2 Edit the ...
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What is the preferred way to build software in the BSDs?

I was wondering what the preferred way of building software in the BSDs is and if they are actively using and encouraging the use of GNU autotools. I found the following section about GNU autoconf in ...
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autoreconf fails with 'Can't exec “libtoolize”'

I wanted to learn about autotools, so I just started watching some tutorials on YouTube. I made a folder named hello and then made a configure.ac file: AC_INIT([hello],[.01]) AC_OUTPUT I saved ...
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How can I install M4 on Linux, avoiding the dependency loop with Automake and Autoconf?

I am trying to install GNU M4 on my Chromebook using the 1.4.17 tarball, but when I run ./configure and thenmake I get an error related to aclocal, which is apparently part of the GNU Automake ...
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Build bash (or alternate linux package) with custom binary/doc name

I am trying to build Bash 4.2 as an RPM package for use on Enterprise Linux 5 systems, which come by default with 3.2.25. This works successfully, however, I want both versions to co-exist on the ...
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Tell autoconf to use different version of gcc

OpenBSD installs newer version of gcc as egcc. I am trying to compile some software that requires gcc 4.4+ and can't seem to convince autoconf to use the newer versions of gcc... I have tried: # ...
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What are .in files?

Sometimes in the sources of projects I see "*.in" files. For example, a bunch of "Makefile.in"s. What are they for and/or what does the ".in" part mean? I assume that this has something to do with ...
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Nested packages for different subdirectories in autoconf?

I have different subdirectories that need to be compiled in different ways. For example, some files needs to include some others using CFLAGS. However, CFLAGS can only be set in configuration files, ...
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Autotools does not detect my architecture correctly. How to handle?

I am trying to build the latest ffmpeg from the git repo. However, as you can see below, autotools does not detect correctly that my box has 64-bit architecture (Ubuntu 12.04). Consequently, during ...
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autoconf save ./configure command line to config.h

Some binaries save the command line used to configure them inside the binary (I don't remember any that do, otherwise I'd check the source). Is there a way to obtain the command line used as a macro ...
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Bind locally installed library

I have no root-acces on a machine and i'm trying to install a library called GiNaC locally in my home folder. I use this tutorial http://www.ginac.de/tutorial/Configuration.html#Configuration. At the ...
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Some M4 macros don't seem to be defined

I am trying reinstall pacman on my Arch Linux distribution. When I run the configure script "configure.ac", I get a bunch of undefined macros: error: possibly undefined macro: AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE. If ...
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Why can't gcc find libevent when building tmux from source?

I want to install tmux on a machine where I don't have root access. I already compiled libevent and installed it in $HOME/.bin-libevent and now I want to compile tmux, but configure always ends with ...
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how to make PKG_CONFIG_PATH variable to refer an installed library?

I am in the process of installing the required libraries for FireFox 3.6 on a Redhat Linux Nash 4.x system. I already have successfully installed the glib2.12.0 library, but When I ./configure the ...