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Re: installing automake 1.9.5 and now libtool isn't working properly.

From: Dale Walsh
Subject: Re: installing automake 1.9.5 and now libtool isn't working properly.
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2006 00:12:31 -0500

On Jan 13, 2006, at 07:44 , Peter O'Gorman wrote:

Dale Walsh wrote:
On Jan 13, 2006, at 03:07 , Harlan Stenn wrote:
The stuff I was proposing may be way more than you need. It is also a nontrivial amount of work to set up (those sort of things are how I earn
the majority of my living).

Do you have darwinports installed?
Yes I do however, the automake that darwinports installs causes problems with Apple's perl, of course they have a replacement perl as well however this has problems with other Apple installed software.
If so you should be able to see if any special patches are used against
the stock auto* tools.

I think that the problem is that aclocal is picking up a different version of libtool.m4 than it should. It looks like you have a modern and an old libtool.m4, thus meaning SED (and a whole bunch of other things) is undefined.

OK, but if I'm installing both autoconf/automake, shouldn't it install new and libtool.m4 files???

If it's installing one and not the other, how can I remedy this?

If I need to edit a file, which file?

Please install the latest gnu libtool (1.5.22) in the same prefix that you installed automake (use --program-prefix=g during configure of libtool to get glibtool/glibtoolize) and try again. I usually ensure that my automake/autoconf and libtool are all installed in the same prefix - /usr/local, or whereever you like, it causes no end of grief otherwise.

"--program-prefix=g" is not required to install libtool, it does this automatically when it detects Mac OSX.

Whatever are the problems with Apple's perl that you're talking about?

You aren't building things with --prefix=/usr, are you? I don't understand why you'd need to reinstall your OS to recover from this situation.

It is my intention to install in /usr

Trying to reinstall the developer tools fails.

Hope that this helps,

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