Earlier I was compiling the coreutils application on CentOS Linux and ran into an issue after using the “make” command. At first I was confused because I wasn’t doing anything complex but then I realized that I had simply mistyped an environment variable I had previously set. Below I describe the actual error, what was mistyped, and how I resolved the problem.
The m4 error noted in the title and again below is another error I received quite awhile back with very little detail in the notes. I had mentioned that I resolved the error by uninstalling the x86_64 version of m4 and installing the i386 version. After further investigation I am sure the issue was not related to being 32-bit versus 64-bit but instead related to the m4 version instead. Below I describe note the error and how to resolve the error.