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Re: libtool/aclocal configuration problems

From: <jose.kahan@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2000 09:40:36 +0200 (MET DST)
Message-Id: <200008090740.JAA05676@tuvalu.inrialpes.fr>
To: Ken Olum <kdo@cosmos5.phy.tufts.edu>
CC: www-lib@w3.org, erikw@lineo.com, pcr@pinnatel.net
Hello Ken,

Thanks for sharing your comments and your solution.

In our previous episode, Ken Olum said:
> Trying to configure libwww under Red Hat 6.2 I got a bunch of errors
> involving
> 	macro `AM_PROG_LIBTOOL' not found in library
> and
> 	required file `./wwwconf.h.in' not found
> The cause of this error, in my case, was not having libtool
> installed.  Once I realized this, I installed it, but that still did not
> work.  The second problem was that the file libtool.m4 was put by the
> installation script in /usr/local/share/aclocal, whereas my aclocal
> program was looking for it in /usr/share/aclocal.  Moving the file
> there solved the problem and I was able to configure.

Aha! Now that we know where was the problem, someone had sent the following
tip on the list.

> Are libtool and automake installed under the same prefix?  If not, you
> will have to run aclocal as:
>  aclocal -I /prefix/of/libtool/share/aclocal

So I guess that running aclocal as shown here above should solve the problem


Could you verify if this works out ok in your config? I'll then
update the doc to remove this confusion.

What beats me is how come I'm using redhat and debian out of the box and
we don't have the tools installed under the same path. I installed the
official RPMs of the above tools.

Received on Wednesday, 9 August 2000 03:40:47 UTC

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