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Re: Problem with libtool 1.3.2 (Was: No configure script...)

From: Bryan B. Thompson <bryan@cog-tech.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 1999 11:25:44 -0400
Message-Id: <199906071525.LAA17465@server.internal.cog-tech.com>
To: sb@metis.no
CC: www-lib@w3.org

I had a very similar problem, but received no advice.  I've upgraded
my workstation to Suse 6.1, but have not yet attempt to recompile
libwww.  I would recommend that you just get the tarball at this
point.  There seem to be unaddressed problems with bootstrapping the
code from the CVS repository.  

-bryan thompson

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   From: Steinar Bang <sb@metis.no>
   Date: 07 Jun 1999 13:38:54 +0200
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   >>>>> Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@w3.org>:

   > When checking out directly from cvs, you need to perform a special boot
   > strap mechanism which generates the various make files and configure scripts:

   > 	http://www.w3.org/Library/cvs.html#Boot

   I fetched and installed
   which I think are the latest available versions.

   However I seem to have an incompatibility problem between this version
   libtool and the version of either autoconf or automake, because the
   configure terminates with the message:
   checking for BSD-compatible nm... /home/sb/apps/bin/nm -B
   checking whether ln -s works... yes
   updating cache ./config.cache
   ltconfig: unrecognized option `--cache-file=./config.cache'
   Try `ltconfig --help' for more information.
   configure: error: libtool configure failed

   Has anyone seen this and any tips as to what versions of the utilities 
   I should pick on a SuSE linux 5.3 system?


   - Steinar
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