Toolchain on Ubuntu 7.10

Stefanie Tellex stefie10 at
Wed Apr 9 05:01:48 CEST 2008

"apt-cache search autoconf" will show possible packages that contain the 
string "autoconf."

"apt-cache show <packagename>" will give you a description of the package.


Robin Paulson wrote:
> i'm not on an ubuntu box now, but try automake1.9 instead of automake,
> i think that's the newest version
> 2008/4/9 Dale Schumacher <dale.schumacher at>:
>> I've just done a clean install of Ubuntu 7.10 and am trying to follow the
>> instructions from the Toolchain wiki page.  When I try the command:
>> sudo apt-get install gcc g++ autoconf automake binutils libtools ...
>> I get this error message:
>> 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: Pacakge autoconf has no installation candidate
>> Since this is a fresh install, I expect I may not have the right setup to
>> install all the developer goodies.  Can someone suggest a clean way to
>> resolve this issue?  I would be happy to update the wiki page with better
>> instructions once my issue is resolved.
>> Thanks!
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