[Pipet Devel] piper autoconf problems

Jason Petrone jpetrone at cnri.reston.va.us
Fri Dec 8 15:30:28 EST 2000

On Tue, Dec 05, 2000 at 10:41:56PM -0500, Brad Chapman wrote:
> > I am also getting the errors:
> > configure.in:40: [[error: [[[backquotes and double quotes should not be backslashed in: [[configure: error: [Couldn't find the python config makefile.  Maybe you are
> > missing the development portion of the python installation]]]]]]]
> > ]configure.in:40: /usr/bin/m4: Non-numeric argument to built-in `m4exit'
> Hmmm, I've never really seen this, but it seems like the problem might 
> be indicated in this last message. I think many linux systems come
> with python pre-installed, but do not include the headers and things,
> which you'll need to compile piper since it builds C++ extensions to
> python. 
> Let me know if this helps.

I have the python headers...

The problem was that I was using autoconf-2.14.  I switched back to 2.13 and
it worked fine.

Might want to put a note about that in the build instructions?


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