no usable m4 in $path or /usr/5bin

Randy Eastland randy.eastland at
Thu Jul 5 20:39:16 CEST 2012

I'm trying to configure the gmp library. I'm in Windows using a MinGW shell.
I typed the following command from within the folder where I have extracted
all of the gmp files:


   ./configure --prefix=${gmp_install}


Things progress for quite a while until get this error and the build stops:


   no usable m4 in $path  or /usr/5bin


I've seen this error addressed in the context of Linux systems, but not with


Don't know what I did wrong. Can anyone help? Thank you.

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