[zeromq-dev] Problem with libtool --version in autogen.sh

Chris Wong chris at chriswongstudio.com
Sun Mar 14 21:30:40 CET 2010

I assume you're using MacPorts' build of libtool?

the autogen.sh step is a one-time thing.  So, if you create a symlink in /opt/bin/libtool to glibtool and /opt/bin/m4 to /opt/bin/gm4, that should solve your problem.  Remove the symlink after you're done.


On Mar 12, 2010, at 8:35 PM, Brian Granger wrote:

> Hi,
> I just grabbed the latest trunk and ran:
> $ autogen.sh
> Could not find libtool, libtool.m4 macro is probably not installed.
> I tracked this down to this commit:
> http://github.com/sustrik/zeromq2/commit/ff99d753ae30a7b5fef730fdcf1643e2928d9993
> Where a the line:
> libtool --version ....
> was added to autogen.sh.
> It turns out that Mac OS X has two libtools:
> glibtool: GNU libtool.  This has the --version switch
> libtool:  Apples version that does not have the --version switch
> I don't know which is used in building zeromq, but it doesn work.
> However, the line "libtool --version" does not
> work on OS X.  One option would be to change this to "glibtool
> --version" on OS X, but that might be confusing
> as I am not sure the glibtool is the one being used for the build.
> Commenting out the test for libtool in autogen.sh makes it all work though.
> Cheers,
> Brian
> -- 
> Brian E. Granger, Ph.D.
> Assistant Professor of Physics
> Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
> bgranger at calpoly.edu
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