First off, I love mint with the XFCE DE. I switched my laptop from Vista to Mint (gnome) and have been using it for about a year. I recently (2-3 months) got a hold of an older laptop and immediately set about finding a distro that was fast, stable, and light on the 512MB of RAM available to me. After trying Gentoo (It didn't get much of a chance, I couldn't even get X working for me, maybe another day), Puppy, and Vector Linux I realized that Mint had an XFCE edition, XFCE being one of the primary things I wanted to try, I went ahead and took the XFCE CE for a spin. I love it so much I plan on upgrading my newer laptop to Helena XFCE whenever it arrives. Nothing I've tried so far comes close to being as awesome as Mint.
Now for my problem, I'm trying to compile the Cairo-dock so I have a replacement for the gnome-docky (a panel with launchers and an autohide feature just isn't the same) and I'm running into a problem following the directions listed here https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CairoDock
I'm trying to use the compile option since the link for the .deb is down, but whenever I enter "autoreconf -isvf," the following is spit back at me : "autoreconf2.50: `configure.ac' or `configure.in' is required"
Any explanation on how to fix this problem would be greatly appreciated.