Autotools in SCL

Repository provides various versions of autotools for all supported Fedora distributions, Fedora Rawhide, and all supported EPEL versions (so particular package from this repository may expect EPEL repository enabled).

All tools are distributed like Software Collections -- therefore they do not collide with your installed system packages. One of the key points here is that you can run the same version of the tool e.g. both on RHEL5 or Fedora Rawhide.

There are currently packaged two collections:

  • autotools-latest -- contains latest released (stable) versions of autoconf, automake, libtool, and m4
  • autotools-git -- bleeding edge development versions of autoconf, automake and libtool build directly from git repositories from time to time (m4 from git is not packaged yet).

Known Bugs:

  • EPEL5 -- there is a problem with repodata (Red Hat Bug #1088840), as a workaround please install python-hashlib on el5 distribution before you try to install any package from these repositories.

Useful links:

Report a bug in the issue tracker


Simply, just install yum repository file which is packaged in appropriate RPM below (choose the one which matches your distribution). After that install desired collection:

$ sudo yum install autotools-latest

You can try that it works:

$ m4 --version | head -1
m4 (GNU M4) 1.4.16
$ scl enable autotools-latest bash
$ m4 --version | head -1
m4 (GNU M4) 1.4.17

Typical usage for package maintainer:

$ scl enable autotools-latest 'rpmbuild --rebuild *.src.rpm'

Thats it, ping me when you find a problem.


Community Project: Maintained by upstream communities of developers. The software is cared for, but the developers make no commitments to update the repositories in a timely manner.

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