[odb-users] install-git bootstrap libodb-qt-1.6.0 fails related to libtool

Boris Kolpackov boris at codesynthesis.com
Tue Oct 18 12:22:37 EDT 2011

Hi Matt,

Brown, Matt C <Brown223 at llnl.gov> writes:

> I've been trying to adapt basic support for google protocol buffers for odb
> (not relevant, but interesting!).  I started with libodb-qt from git, but
> the basic installation per instructions don't seem to work.
> [...] 
> odb/qt/Makefile.am:6: Libtool library used but `LIBTOOL' is undefined
> odb/qt/Makefile.am:6:   The usual way to define `LIBTOOL' is to add `AC_PROG_LIBTOOL'
> odb/qt/Makefile.am:6:   to `configure.ac' and run `aclocal' and `autoconf' again.
> odb/qt/Makefile.am:6:   If `AC_PROG_LIBTOOL' is in `configure.ac', make sure
> odb/qt/Makefile.am:6:   its definition is in aclocal's search path.

Hm, looks like you either don't have libtool installed or you are using
an incompatible autotools versions combination. I am using:

libtool 2.2.6b  (libtoolize --version)
autoconf 2.67   (autoconf --version)
automake 1.11.1 (automake --version)

I suggest that you try to get something close to these versions. In
particular, I've heard that libtool 2.4 is badly incompatible with 


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