Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 389071
libltdl/Makefile.in was built with a conflicting version of automake
Last modified: 2009-01-09 00:15:41 EST
Description of problem:
Looks like "libtoolize --ltdl" creates a libltdl subdirectory that contains a
Makefile.in that's somehow not compatible with automake from Fedora 8.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Put the configure.ac and Makefile.am attachments from this bug into an empty
2. Run the following sequence of commands:
$ libtoolize -f --ltdl
You should add the contents of `/usr/share/aclocal/libtool.m4' to `aclocal.m4'.
$ automake --foreign --add-missing
configure.ac:9: installing `./missing'
configure.ac:9: installing `./install-sh'
[ ... ]
[ ... ]
$ make dist
"make dist" fails with:
make: Entering directory `/home/mrsam/src/lt2/libltdl'
make: *** No rule to make target `mkinstalldirs', needed by `distdir'. Stop.
make: Leaving directory `/home/mrsam/src/lt2/libltdl'
make: *** [distdir] Error 1
This happens because this is what "libtoolize -f --ltdl" does:
$ ls -al libltdl
[ ... ]
lrwxrwxrwx 1 mrsam mrsam 38 2007-11-17 21:17 Makefile.am ->
lrwxrwxrwx 1 mrsam mrsam 38 2007-11-17 21:17 Makefile.in ->
This Makefile.in is, somehow, not compatible with what automake and autoconf
does to your topmost source directory. If you now enter the following sequence
$ cd libltdl
$ automake --foreign
$ cd ..
$ make dist
make dist will now work.
Created attachment 262641 [details]
Created attachment 262651 [details]
This message is a reminder that Fedora 8 is nearing its end of life.
Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
and issuing updates for Fedora 8. It is Fedora's policy to close all
bug reports from releases that are no longer maintained. At that time
this bug will be closed as WONTFIX if it remains open with a Fedora
'version' of '8'.
Package Maintainer: If you wish for this bug to remain open because you
plan to fix it in a currently maintained version, simply change the 'version'
to a later Fedora version prior to Fedora 8's end of life.
Bug Reporter: Thank you for reporting this issue and we are sorry that
we may not be able to fix it before Fedora 8 is end of life. If you
would still like to see this bug fixed and are able to reproduce it
against a later version of Fedora please change the 'version' of this
bug to the applicable version. If you are unable to change the version,
please add a comment here and someone will do it for you.
Although we aim to fix as many bugs as possible during every release's
lifetime, sometimes those efforts are overtaken by events. Often a
more recent Fedora release includes newer upstream software that fixes
bugs or makes them obsolete.
The process we are following is described here:
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.
If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of
Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version.
Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.