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From "Jan Lehnardt (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (COUCHDB-1633) ./bootstrap error -> "Have you installed GNU Autoconf Archive?"
Date Wed, 19 Dec 2012 16:27:13 GMT


Jan Lehnardt commented on COUCHDB-1633:

I swear I saw that documented in one of our INSTALL*/README files, but I can’d seem to find

Noah, Dave, do you remember where you put it.

Benoit: This is a new dependency from the docs branch, afaik.
> ./bootstrap error -> "Have you installed GNU Autoconf Archive?"
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: COUCHDB-1633
>                 URL:
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Build System
>            Reporter: Benoit Chesneau
>            Priority: Blocker
> Something new with the build of couchdb I didn't have before. Now when launching bootstrap
for the first time I get the following error:
>     $ make
>     CDPATH="${ZSH_VERSION+.}:" && cd . && /bin/sh /Users/benoitc/work/couchdb/build-aux/missing
--run aclocal-1.12 -I m4
>      cd . && /bin/sh /Users/benoitc/work/couchdb/build-aux/missing --run automake-1.12
>     CDPATH="${ZSH_VERSION+.}:" && cd . && /bin/sh /Users/benoitc/work/couchdb/build-aux/missing
--run autoconf
> error: possibly undefined macro: AC_DEFINE
>           If this token and others are legitimate, please use m4_pattern_allow.
>           See the Autoconf documentation.
> error: possibly undefined macro: AC_MSG_WARN
>     make: *** [configure] Error 1
>     enlil:couchdb benoitc$ ./bootstrap 
>     Unable to find the `ax_check_icu.m4' file.
>     Have you installed GNU Autoconf Archive?
> I solved it on ubuntu by installing autcoconf-archive. But I have no idea how to do the
same thing on macosx yet. Also it should be documented so far.

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