I am working on a CentOS 6.8 system without root privileges. It has autoconf 2.63 installed. I need a more recent version to install something. I downloaded autoconf 2.69 and installed from source (using
/configure --prefix=$home, because I have no root privileges).
It seemed to work. But when I try
autoconf --version it still gives me the old version 2.63.
I tried setting the
$PATH to the folder of the new installation, and even tried going into that folder and running
autoconf --version there, but I keep getting the old version.