libtoolize in .bootstrap

Marc Glisse marc.glisse at
Tue Apr 19 22:25:30 CEST 2011


I had a nasty surprise mixing newer autotools with the in gmp 
(the libtool it produced was broken enough to not even answer --version). 
Running libtoolize to replace fixed it.

.bootstrap mentions libtoolize as a FIXME, and it seems that at least for 
me it would be better to remove from the repository and add a 
libtoolize -c call in the sequence (anywhere but the last position seems 
fine). It only produces the following warnings:

libtoolize: Consider adding `AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIR([m4])' to and
libtoolize: rerunning libtoolize, to keep the correct libtool macros in-tree.
libtoolize: Consider adding `-I m4' to ACLOCAL_AMFLAGS in
libtoolize: `AC_PROG_RANLIB' is rendered obsolete by `LT_INIT'

autoreconf doesn't seem usable, as by default it won't call libtoolize, 
and with -i it calls libtoolize -i which overwrite config.guess.

I know almost nothing about autotools so I don't want to touch anything 
and break it.

Marc Glisse

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