I'm using Debian Squeeze, was trying to update automake and then in the process of configuring found that autoconf was too old. Trying to install autoconf, I get this:
apt-get install autoconf Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package autoconf is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source E: Package 'autoconf' has no installation candidate
I updated the sources.list from Debian Sources List Generator (http://debgen.simplylinux.ch/)
I could use some help figuring this out. Ultimately I am trying to install smarttools and I can't because automake.
./autogen.sh You must have at least GNU Automake 1.7 (up to 1.13) installed in order to bootstrap smartmontools from SVN. Download the appropriate package for your distribution, or the source tarball from ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/automake/ . Also note that support for new Automake series (anything newer than 1.11) is only added after extensive tests. If you live in the bleeding edge, you should know what you're doing, mainly how to test it before the developers. Be patient.
Here's the sources.list deb http archive.debian.org/debian oldstable main contrib non-free deb-src http archive.debian.org/debian oldstable main contrib non-free
deb http ftp.debian.org/debian/ squeeze-updates main contrib non-free deb-src http ftp.debian.org/debian/ squeeze-updates main contrib non-free deb http security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib non-free deb-src http security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib non-free
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