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Re: Build errors - bad fd number

>>>>> Boruch Baum <boruch_baum@xxxxxxx> writes:

    > On 2019-02-25 15:52, Colin Baxter wrote:
    >> Dear Boruch,

    >> On my system, the package 'build-essentail' only contains:

    > My mistake then; it only includes the basic non-gnu
    > tool-chain. I'm surprised though that autoconf is installed at all
    > by default, since build-essential isn't installed by default and
    > the GNU tool-chain is less mainstream.

    >> On the other hand autoconf-2.13 is a separate package listed in
    >> synaptic and

    >> For me, 'apt policy autoconf' gives an 'invalid operation' with
    >> or without evoking root.

    > Then on your machine the correct command would be the older
    > 'apt-cache policy autoconf'.

Thank for this information. Using 'apt-cache policy autoconf', gives me

  Installed: 2.69-8
  Candidate: 2.69-8
  Version table:
 *** 2.69-8 0
        500 http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ jessie/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Best wishes,

Colin Baxter