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

Randy Eastland randy.eastland at
Fri Jul 6 21:23:55 CEST 2012

Thank you for getting back to me. I don't even know what that means "Install
m4". What is m4? 

It seems like every time something doesn't work in the installation of GMP,
the answer is to install something else. First I have to install MinGW. Then
I have to install gcc. Now I have to install m4? Does this trip down the
rabbit hole have an end? (sorry for venting)

Thanks again!

-----Original Message-----
From: tg at [mailto:tg at] 
Sent: Friday, July 06, 2012 3:19 AM
To: Randy Eastland
Cc: gmp-discuss at
Subject: Re: no usable m4 in $path or /usr/5bin

"Randy Eastland" <randy.eastland at> writes:

     no usable m4 in $path  or /usr/5bin
  I've seen this error addressed in the context of Linux systems, but not
The trick is the same on GNU/Linux as on Windoze: Install m4 (and the other
build tools mentioned in the GMP manual).


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