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Re: Build errors - bad fd number
>>>>> Boruch Baum <boruch_baum@xxxxxxx> writes:
> On 2019-02-25 06:58, Colin Baxter wrote:
>> P.S. If users are using a reasonably up-to-date Debian then they
>> will most probably have to install the latest Autoconf
>> themselves. Debian tend to ship 'old' packages; for example,
>> Debian 3.16.59-1 comes with Autoconf 2.13. Emacs-w3m is the only
>> source I've compiled where I have needed to update autoconf. I
>> have been able to use autoconf 2.13 on Emacs-27.0.50, org-mode,
>> auctex - to name but three.
> Excellent point. You're right. We should be able to build on
> debian out-of-the-box. Wait a minute. Are you sure? My memory is
> that debian has never including autoconf by default, and that one
> had always needed to install 'build-essential'. What system
> exactly are you using?
cat /etc/debian_version ===> 8.10
uname -a ===> 3.16.0-7-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.16.59-1 (2018-10-03) i686
On my system, the package 'build-essentail' only contains:
On the other hand autoconf-2.13 is a separate package listed in synaptic and
.... plus more files and directories in /usr/share
I built the up-to-date version autoconf-2.69 from source and installed
locally in $HOME.
> On my debian system, 'apt policy autoconf' shows only different
For me, 'apt policy autoconf' gives an 'invalid operation' with or
without evoking root.