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Failed to run autoreconf -iv, for i am using a old autoconf, but i can not update it using system package manager since i am not root

so how to update autoconf from 2.59 to 2.64?

error message when run autoreconf:

[mirror@hugemeow gdb-7.5]$ autoreconf -iv
autoreconf: Entering directory `.'
autoreconf: configure.ac: not using Gettext
autoreconf: running: aclocal
configure.ac:33: error: Please use exactly Autoconf 2.64 instead of 2.59.
config/override.m4:104: _GCC_AUTOCONF_VERSION_CHECK is expanded from...
configure.ac:33: the top level
autom4te: /usr/bin/m4 failed with exit status: 1
aclocal: autom4te failed with exit status: 1
autoreconf: aclocal failed with exit status: 1
[mirror@hugemeow gdb-7.5]$ autoconf --version
autoconf (GNU Autoconf) 2.59
...
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I suggest to improve your accept rate first. –  scai Oct 19 '12 at 13:27

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Just install autoconf in your home directory. Get a copy of the autoconf tarball, unpack it, cd into the resulting directory and run:

./configure --prefix=$HOME && make && make install

You will probably want to also install newer versions of automake and libtool. Then make sure your path is setup so that autoreconf runs from $HOME/bin.

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