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Re: libtool, OS X, and GNU ranlib

From: Peter O'Gorman
Subject: Re: libtool, OS X, and GNU ranlib
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 10:00:36 -0500
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Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
> On Wed, 9 Sep 2009, Peter O'Gorman wrote:
>> Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
>>> I have received a build error report from a GraphicsMagick user (not
>>> technically inclined) which implies that libtool does not work well if
>>> it encounters GNU ranlib on Intel OS X 10.5.8:
>>> copying selected object files to avoid basename conflicts...
>>> ranlib: unrecognized option `-q'
>>> Try `ranlib --help' for more information.
>>> ar: internal ranlib command failed
>>> make[1]: *** [magick/libGraphicsMagick.la] Error 1
>>> make: *** [all] Error 2
>>> I am still waiting for a response from this user as to the path to the
>>> problematic 'ranlib' and the exact GraphicsMagick version used.
>> Please also ask him for ranlib --version.
> You are going to love this one:
> "my ranlib in usr/bin seems to be a symlink to libtool in /bin
> is this right?
> anyhow
> ranlib --version gives:
> ltmain.sh (GNU libtool) 1.4.2a (1.922.2.79 2001/11/28 21:50:31)"

Yeah, I thought that might be the case. At some point someone installed
libtool and overwrote /usr/bin/libtool (/usr/bin/ranlib is a symlink to

He'll have to reinstall his Developer tools, he can get them from
connect.apple.com after free registration if he can't locate his install

I will look at adding a libtool patch to add --program-prefix=g if the
user installs libtool to /usr (but the user shouldn't be doing that, imo).

Peter O'Gorman

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