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I tried to install utimer ( by following the below steps.

$ tar -zvxf utimer-0.4.tar.gz
$ cd utimer-0.4
/utimer-0.4$ ./configure
/utimer-0.4$ ls 
aclocal.m4  configure     COPYING  depcomp   INSTALL  mkinstalldirs  po
AUTHORS     ChangeLog   config.log  data     Doxyfile  install-sh  Makefile.decl  missing      NEWS           README  src
/utimer=0.4$ make
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found.

How shall I proceed?

Also tried,

/utimer-0.4$ ./
========= Preparing uTimer ============
======== Running autoreconf ===========
./ line 3: autoreconf: command not found

Installed autoconf. It installed 4 new packages - autoconf automake autotools-dev m4

But I get another error.

========= Preparing uTimer ============
======== Running autoreconf ===========
Can't exec "libtoolize": No such file or directory at /usr/bin/autoreconf line 196.
Use of uninitialized value in pattern match (m//) at /usr/bin/autoreconf line 196.
autoreconf: Entering directory `.'
autoreconf: not using Gettext
autoreconf: running: aclocal --force -I m4
aclocal: couldn't open directory `m4': No such file or directory
autoreconf: aclocal failed with exit status: 1

How should one proceed when 'makefile' is not generated?


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What should I do when make file is not created? It was my guess that autoconf will work (i don't even know what it is). Is it the correct way to proceed when make doesn't work. – John Apr 20 '12 at 16:18
up vote 13 down vote accepted

try install autoreconf by following:

sudo apt-get install autoconf
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tried. I have updated my post. – John Apr 20 '12 at 16:22
sudo apt-get install libtool 

(for libtoolize)

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Thanks a lot for providing an answer, but can you please explain why this particular package is needed here? – Chris Wilson Jan 29 '13 at 18:00

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