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Re: bootstrapping CVS libtool

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: bootstrapping CVS libtool
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2003 11:16:11 -0600 (CST)

It seems that 'cvs update' was not sufficent to update libtool.  A
fresh CVS checkout was required.  I now have a libtool script.

The question as to the required auto* tools and libtool release
expectations remains.


On Sat, 22 Nov 2003, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:

> I am trying to get the current CVS libtool properly bootstrapped. The
> libtool bootstrap script says that GNU autoconf 2.58 and GNU automake
> 1.8 are required.  There is no such thing as automake 1.8 yet.  I
> retrieved a package called automake-1.7d from but it is
> not clear what it really is (the NEWS file is extended over the one
> from 1.7.9).
> Using Autoconf 2.58 with this automake did not succeed to bootstrap
> libtool.
> After checking out the latest automake from CVS, I see that it
> requires Autoconf 2.58a or higher. Autoconf 2.58 is not sufficient.
> I don't see an available release higher than 2.58.
> After installing from the head of autoconf and automake CVS, I tried
> boostrapping libtool again.  The boostrap process results in tens of
> warnings similar to:
> /usr/local/share/aclocal/ORBit.m4:4: underquoted definition of AM_PATH_ORBIT.
> Running configure still does not result in a libtool script so I get
> this error:
> /home/bfriesen/src/gnu/libtool'
> /usr/local/bin/bash ./config.status
> config.status: executing libtool commands
> chmod +x libtool
> chmod: libtool: No such file or directory
> gmake[1]: *** [libtool] Error 1
> gmake[1]: Leaving directory `/home/bfriesen/src/gnu/libtool'
> gmake: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
> What incantations are currently necessary to bootstrap libtool?
> What package releases will be required to support the forthcoming
> libtool release?
> Bob
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