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Re: how to break out of the libtool rathole ?

From: Peter Johansson
Subject: Re: how to break out of the libtool rathole ?
Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2013 14:07:57 +1000
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On 07/18/2013 01:59 PM, Dennis Clarke wrote:

from the source tarball .. here is try number five :

mimas$ sx ../src/libtool-2.4.2.tar.gz
star: 1165 blocks + 0 bytes (total of 11929600 bytes = 11650.00k).
mimas$ mv libtool-2.4.2 libtool-2.4.2_SunOS5.8_sparcv9.005
mimas$ cd libtool-2.4.2_SunOS5.8_sparcv9.005

mimas$ autoreconf --verbose --force --install
autoreconf: Entering directory `.'
autoreconf: not using Gettext
autoreconf: running: aclocal --force -I libltdl/m4
autoreconf: tracing
autoreconf: running: libtoolize --copy --force --ltdl
Can't exec "libtoolize": No such file or directory at 
/usr/local/share/autoconf/Autom4te/ line 345,<GEN3>  line 6.
autoreconf: failed to run libtoolize: No such file or directory
autoreconf: libtoolize is needed because this package uses Libtool
mimas$ pwd

that is proof enough for me .. libtool is broken.

That only proves that you cannot autoreconf libtool without libtool. It does NOT prove that you cannot "./configure; make" libtool from a tarball hence it does NOT prove any breakage.

may need to get a rev from years ago and see what happens.

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