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Re: libtool_osx

From: Peter O'Gorman
Subject: Re: libtool_osx
Date: Sun, 27 May 2007 20:55:42 -0500

On Sat, 2007-05-26 at 04:40 -0700, seth tyler wrote:
> Hi!
> I'm new to the terminal and trying to install jpeg-6b on my ibook
> running osx.3.9 and I tried the ./configure -enable-shared and got the
> following.
> seth-tylers-Computer:~/Desktop/jpeg-6b.1 sethtyler$ ./configure 
> checking host system type... ltconfig: cannot guess host type; you 
> I hope this helps with future bug fixes!

Hi Seth,

The libtool that is included in the jpeg-6b package is really really
old. If you want to build it shared, why not look at the patches that
others use to build jpeg on OS X.
or the http://www.finkproject.org patches (they are probably very

The latest stable GNU libtool is 1.5.22, but they way that it works
means that you will often see older/different/patched versions appearing
in packages that you want to build.

This particular bug at least is fixed in current libtool :-)

Thanks for the report,

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