Building autogen based source on Ubuntu and derivatives


Install build tools:

sudo apt-get install build-essential

Install autogen tools:

sudo apt-get install autogen

In project source:


If you get errors like this: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_PROG_LIBTOOL
If this token and others are legitimate, please use m4_pattern_allow.
See the Autoconf documentation.
autoreconf: /usr/bin/autoconf failed with exit status: 1

… then also install libtool

sudo apt-get install libtool

Then build and install as normal:

sudo make install



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