Please never call autotools directly, instead use eautoreconf (or eautomake, and JUST THESE TWO) from autotools.eclass. If you have any reason why those don't work, please let me know to fix them.
chutzpah has taken over courier-imap maint.
Any reason why this is still open?
(In reply to comment #2)
> Any reason why this is still open?
No, all >=4.0.6 versions only use eautoreconf now, marking this FIXED