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[sr #110550] File expected to be at /usr/bin/file, isn't on ChromeOS

From: anonymous
Subject: [sr #110550] File expected to be at /usr/bin/file, isn't on ChromeOS
Date: Sun, 17 Oct 2021 00:47:54 -0400 (EDT)
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:88.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/88.0


                 Summary: File expected to be at /usr/bin/file, isn't on
                 Project: GNU Libtool
            Submitted by: None
            Submitted on: Sun 17 Oct 2021 04:47:52 AM UTC
                Category: None
                Priority: 5 - Normal
                Severity: 3 - Normal
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
        Originator Email: 
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
        Operating System: GNU/Linux



I'm a developer for Chromebrew, a package manager for ChromeOS.

We've had a problem with most all configure scripts: `file` is expected at
`/usr/bin/file`, but ChromeOS doesn't ship with `file`, so we have to provide
it at `/usr/local/bin/file`. `./configure` scripts generated with `autoconf`
are unaware of this and, instead of looking for the location of `file`, raise
an error:

./configure: line 6712: /usr/bin/file: No such file or directory

This particular error is an example from the latest version of `libsigsegv`

I thought this was an `autoconf` bug, hence the bug report filed here
<> but as it turns out, this
is trickling down from `libtool`, specifically the files `` and

Autoconf and libtool are both at latest versions (2.71 and 2.4.6

As I've never reported a bug of this type, I don't know what other information
would be helpful (logs, etc.), so please don't hesitate to let me know.


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