[Snort-users] Barnyard problem (reprise)

John Creegan jcreegan at ...9729...
Thu Sep 11 13:29:28 EDT 2003

Arggh!  I just noticed when I got my copy of the email I sent a while
back some weirdness crept in, so I"m reposting with something a bit more
sensible.  Please ignore the 1st posting in favor of this one.


Everything was going so well, too.

I'm using a Sun ultra5, running solaris 8.

configuring the barnyard build with:
./configure --with-mysql
Configure reported that autoconf and automake were missing.  I
continued on anyway.
Make worked, continuing past the missing autoconf.
Make install only installed the barnyard executable.  No other files,
most notably the conf file.

Since I need the conf file, I ran:
make uninstall; make clean; make distclean;
Installed the autoconf binary package version 2.57 from sunfreeware
(this appears to be the latest version).
Reran configure, autoconf is now found, automake is still not found (no
surprise there).
I was surprised by two things:
1.  It appears to me that autoconf is outdated somehow, but I think I
have the latest version, so I must be missing something.
2. For what it's worth, /usr/ccs/bin/m4 does exist, and is version

Compiler output: 
WARNING: Using auxiliary files such as `acconfig.h',
`config.h.bot'WARNING: and `config.h.top', to define templates for
`config.h.in'WARNING: is deprecated and discouraged.WARNING: Using the
third argument of `AC_DEFINE' andWARNING: `AC_DEFINE_UNQUOTED' allows
define a template withoutWARNING: `acconfig.h':WARNING:  
AC_DEFINE([NEED_MAIN], 1,WARNING:             [Define if a function
`main' is needed.])WARNING: More sophisticated templates can also be
produced, see theWARNING: documentation.autom4te: need GNU m4 1.4 or
later: /usr/ccs/bin/m4autoheader: /usr/local/bin/autom4te failed with
exit status: 1make: Fatal error: Command failed for target

So now what?

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