Problem with Libtool-1.5

Tushar Teredesai tushart at
Wed May 28 07:47:55 PDT 2003

Greg Schafer wrote:

>The breakage is caused by the rerunning of the autotools. What is happening
>is this:-
> - the BLFS patch touches various autotools files that force them to be
>   rebuilt
> - part of this rerunning involves running aclocal
> - aclocal recreates aclocal.m4 (it's programmed to look at
>   /usr/share/aclocal which, lo & behold, contains libtool.m4 from the
>   libtool-1.5 package!)
> - we now have a mismatch coz the in the fam tarball is version
>   1.4 but the aclocal.m4 was created from the 1.5 m4 file. This is broken,
>   broken, broken!
>The fix is to run:
>  libtoolize --force
>imediately after applying the fam patch.
>The whole concept of relying on the autotools to rebuild the necessary files
>is a BROKEN idea! At least from our package builders POV. It's certainly a
>nice feature for developers actively devloping code, but for us pkg
>builders, it cannot work reliably. BLFS must address this!
Thanks. Have added it to blfs-bugzilla. I had been doing the same thing 
in my build scripts for a long time.

Tushar Teredesai
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