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The cause of the problem was the -f i.e. --force tag to autoreconf. The man page for it states: "consider all files obsolete" which is a bit vague, so I couldn't initially connect it to my problem. Its html manual entry is even more misleading: Remake even configure scripts and configuration headers that are newer than their input files (configure.ac ...


Add the foreign option to AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE in configure.ac. This will tell autotools that you are not following GNU coding standards, and Automake will not create the usual GNU project text files, including the AUTHORS, COPYING, INSTALL, NEWS, README, and ChangeLog files. The automatic creation of these files is really fairly useless. You can always create ...


beadm can be found when Solaris 11 is booted. So first boot the (Solaris) operating system, login as user and then execute beadm. Some features are probably prohibited (like destroy) and only available as privileged user.

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