Building on RHEL

Dave Pointon pointo1d at
Mon Jan 19 15:01:34 UTC 2015

Hi all ,

Having just taken an RHEL 6.5 update on my laptop, I'm no longe able to run
the build - I see the following error ...

Autoconf found: /usr/bin/autoconf
Generating with /usr/bin/autoconf
stdin:35: error: m4_defn: undefined macro: _m4_divert_diversion
stdin:35: the top level
autom4te: /usr/bin/m4 failed with exit status: 1

>From some Googling results, I notice that similar errors have been
encountered elsewhere (none of which are OpenJDK related) and appears to be
symptomatic of a version mis-match between autoconf and m4 - however, given
I'm running the autoconf/m4 combination of v2.63/v1.4.13, which had
previously worked, I wondered if there are any wise souls out there who
might be able to point me in the right direction for a solution WRT OpenJDK.

Many TIA ,
Dave Pointon FIAP MBCS

Now I saw, tho' too late, the folly of beginning a work before we count the
cost and before we we judge rightly of our strength to go thro' with it -
Robinson Crusoe

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