How can I install aclocal from the autotools bundle in Ubuntu 11.04? I tried to find it to no avail:

sudo apt-get install aclocal  
sudo apt-get install autotools-dev   
apt-cache search aclocal  
dpkg -S aclocal  

2 Answers 2


I had to install automake instead of aclocal directly with 11.10.


sudo apt-get install autotools-dev
sudo apt-get install automake
  • 4
    None of them helped me :(
    – user568021
    Mar 22, 2013 at 22:44
  • I did this for 12.04 LTS. The weird thing is I'm pretty sure I was building, in this case, the linaro android images using the same makefiles on this platform. I'm not sure why I need to reinstall aclocal now.
    – dturvene
    Jan 7, 2014 at 18:56

This was answered by the original user

You need to install automake since m4 is a dependency:

sudo apt-get install autotools-dev

Then install aclocal via apt-get

  • 9
    In Ubuntu 12.04 that is not enough. Try automake. Apr 26, 2013 at 8:58

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