Compiling C++ in Fedora

Hi there

I'm a complete newbie in Linux so please forigve me if this is a dumb quetion (as I suspect it is)

I'm having problems compiling an open source C++ project on Fedora. When I download and run the ./configure I eventually end up with.

checking dynamic linker characteristics... GNU/Linux
checking how to hardcode library paths into programs... immediate
./configure: line 15513: AX_CFLAGS_WARN_ALL: command not found
./configure: line 15514: AX_CXXFLAGS_WARN_ALL: command not found
checking for flex... flex
checking lex output file root... lex.yy
checking lex library... -lfl
checking whether yytext is a pointer... yes
checking for bison... bison
./configure: line 15784: AX_PROG_GPERF: command not found
checking trace option enabled... no
checking for getrusage... yes
checking time profiling enabled... no
checking poll.h usability... yes
checking poll.h presence... yes
checking for poll.h... yes
checking forcing use of select... no
checking use pipes to communication between scheduler and dispatcher... no
./configure: line 16280: syntax error near unexpected token `1.39.0'
./configure: line 16280: `AX_BOOST_BASE(1.39.0)'

When I compiled the equivilant project in Windows I did need to install and update project references to Boost. I can see that this is related to boost but not sure why I would get a syntax error.

A few other things to note, the original source code in configure and had references to boost 1.3.5 with the same compile errors (obviously with 1.3.5 in the error msg).

I have recently installed boost 1.3.9 and updated the source. Also note that when I tried to

 yum install boost

it reports I have 1.3.7 installed and that is the latest version. I did also try 1.3.7 inside the source code but I get the same problem. I just don't get why I would get a syntax error!

this is the code inside configure and that throws the error


Any thoughts on where to go next would be great.
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GillyTheTaffyConnect With a Mentor Author Commented:
Thanks for all the comments. It appeared there are lot of pre-requisites for building and even then I ran into more problems when running make. I managed to get some herlp off the Fedora Forum but in short, I needed to developer tools and developer libraries using yum. I'd figured that as I'd checked the developer/programming option during install these kind of dependencies would of been installed.

Anyhow, thanks again for the help
It seems that "./configure" script is broken.
Jose ParrotGraphics ExpertCommented:
Did you checked $BOOST_ROOT environment variable?
Also, try AX_BOOST_BASE([1.33.1]) instead of AX_BOOST_BASE(1.33.1)

Jose ParrotGraphics ExpertCommented:
Actuially, in your case, try AX_BOOST_BASE([1.39.0]) instead of AX_BOOST_BASE(1.39.0). The hint is on using [...].

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