Ticket #5874 (closed bug: fixed)
Document autoconf dependency in README
|Reported by:||JamesFisher||Owned by:||simonmar|
|Type of failure:||None/Unknown||Difficulty:||Unknown|
|Test Case:||Blocked By:|
The boot script calls autoreconf on line 204. If not present this gives the error message
[...] Booting . Can't exec "autoreconf": No such file or directory at boot line 204, <PKGS> line 2. Running autoreconf failed with exitcode -1 at boot line 204, <PKGS> line 2.
For those following the README to build GHC for the first time this is unfriendly. I had to Google to find that I had to install the autoconf package (on Ubuntu).
The dependency on autoconf should be documented in README.