building trouble

Stelian Ionescu sionescu at
Tue Oct 2 19:12:33 CEST 2012

On Tue, 2012-10-02 at 13:52 +0200, Alan DeKok wrote:
> marco perugini wrote:
> > saturday we tried to build latest snapshot from git but we got the
> > following errors; does anyone know what is changed about libtool?
>   I've removed libtool from the build.  It's a horrible piece of software.
>   It looks like your libtool doesn't want to build libraries.  That's
> partly why I removed libtool.  It causes as many problems as it solves.
>   I've seen that error before, and there is a solution.  But I don't
> recall what it is.  And quite frankly, I don't care.  I've spent too
> many years fighting libtool for me to feel nice about it.
>   My guess is that ran configure with "--with-system-libtool".  Don't do
> that.  Then, it should work.

The spec file we use had this:
         --with-system-libltdl=no \
         --with-system-libtool=no \

Apparently, --with-system-libtool ignores the "no"

Stelian Ionescu a.k.a. fe[nl]ix
Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur.

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