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Re: FreeBSD: Compiling svn and libtool

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2003-05-26 12:53:15 CEST

On Sun, May 25, 2003 at 07:08:21PM +0200, Robert Pluim wrote:
> Jonathan Smith writes:
> >
> > Libtool 1.4 is required to build; however, there isn't a FreeBSD Port of
> > that version (I suspect that there is a reason for this); however, given
> > what I said above, svn *did* compile via the Ports mechanism.
> >
> > My question is how.
> The reason this works is that the 0.23 tarball that's on tigris.org
> contains a pre-generated configure script. libtool is only needed to
> create that script, and the version of libtool is checked by
> autogen.sh.

libtool also creates things like ac-helpers/ltmain.sh. Once those are built,
then it doesn't matter whether libtool is on your system or not (which is
good for end users).

> You could install 1.4.3, generate configure, then deinstall libtool
> until you need to recreate configure, which isn't that often.

We require libtool 1.4. If you're building a formal release, then you must
have libtool 1.4.3 so that "proper" scripts are built and distributed to the
users. For example, I've only got 1.4.2 installed on my box here. I can
develop just fine with this machine, but can't make an SVN release from it.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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