build irrtoolset on debian 9.x

Nick Hilliard (INEX) nick at
Wed Nov 28 15:34:37 UTC 2018

Narcisse Doudieu Siewe INGENIEUR wrote on 28/11/2018 15:08:
> I'm trying to build irretoolset on debian 9.2.1 but at "autoconf -v -f 
> -i" step
> I got the erros below
> error: possibly undefined macro: AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE
>       If this token and others are legitimate, please use m4_pattern_allow.
>       See the Autoconf documentation.
> error: possibly undefined macro: AM_PROG_LEX
> error: possibly undefined macro: AC_PROG_LIBTOOL

There's no "autoconf -v -f -i" step?

Can you:

1. delete any existing copy of the irrtoolset source on your computer.

2. install the correct debian 9 development packages:

> # apt-get install build-essential libtool git bison flex libreadline-dev autoconf automake

3. follow the build instructions here:


This compiles fine on debian 9.  If it doesn't work, can you paste the 
full output on pastebin or something?


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