Compiling Problem Linux ubuntu 9.4 x386

Linus Nordberg linus at
Sun Jun 7 00:15:09 CEST 2009

Thomas Taennler <thomas at> wrote
Sat, 06 Jun 2009 18:57:34 +0200:

| Hi
| I am unable to compile the gmp libs
| The last lines at the ./configure are:
| checking whether vsnprintf works... yes
| checking whether sscanf needs writable input... no
| checking for struct pst_processor.psp_iticksperclktick... no
| checking for suitable m4... configure: error: No usable m4 in $PATH
| or /usr/5bin (see config.log for reasons).

You need a program called m4.

You might want to try out this command:

  sudo apt-get install m4

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