autoreconf: failed to run libtoolize

Georg Otto georg.otto at
Mon Apr 6 06:29:51 PDT 2009

Joshua Root <jmr at> writes:

> Georg Otto wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am quite inexperienced with Mac ports, so I apologize if I missed
>> something obvious. I am trying to install lyx, but there seems to be a
>> missing binary libtoolize (see below) Any idea?
>> Can't exec "libtoolize": No such file or directory at /opt/local/share/autoconf
>> Autom4te/ line 290, <GEN3> line 4.
>> autoreconf: failed to run libtoolize: No such file or directory
> That's a strange error to get, since xorg-libAppleWM depends on libtool.
> On my system it correctly finds glibtoolize.
> What version of MacPorts are you running? Is the libtool port installed
> and active? Are all your installed ports up to date?

thanks a lot for those hints! actually after upgrading libtools the lyx
installation worked fine.


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