Installing Autoconf, Automake & Libtool on Mac OSX Mountain Lion

After the upgrade to XCode 4.3 on Mac OS X Mountain Lion, you might have just realised that XCode no longer includes the GNU Autoconf, Automake and Libtool build tools used by most open source projects to generate makefiles and dynamic libraries.

You could install via MacPorts or Brew, or just get the latest versions directly with the simple commands below.

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curl -OL http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/autoconf/autoconf-2.69.tar.gz
tar -xzf autoconf-2.69.tar.gz 
cd autoconf-2.69
./configure && make && sudo make install
 
curl -OL http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/automake/automake-1.14.tar.gz
tar -xzf automake-1.14.tar.gz
cd automake-1.14
./configure && make && sudo make install
 
curl -OL http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/libtool/libtool-2.4.2.tar.gz
tar -xzf libtool-2.4.2.tar.gz
cd libtool-2.4.2
./configure && make && sudo make install
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