error near build_libtool_libs

William Davis frstan at
Sun Feb 22 11:26:51 PST 2009

On Feb 22, 2009, at 1:28 PM, Joshua Root wrote:

> Peter O'Gorman wrote:
>> William Davis wrote:
>>> the following error appears in something like 6 ports:
>>> checking for gawk... gawk
>>> checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
>>> ./configure: line 2554: syntax error near unexpected token
>>> `build_libtool_libs,'
>>> ./configure: line 2554: `    _LT_DECL(build_libtool_libs,  
>>> enable_shared,
>>> 0,'
>>> and configure fails.
>> _LT_DECL is an internal libtool macro that was introduced in
>> libtool-2.2.x. The fact that it appears verbatim in configure means  
>> that
>> m4 did not find a definition for it when it created configure,  
>> because,
>> I assume, aclocal did not find the libtool-2.x macros in its search  
>> path.
>> Please try rebuilding the problematic ports with the libtool port
>> installed. If the build succeeds, then file tickets on those ports  
>> for
>> the missing build dependency.
> The aalib port does depend on libtool (and autoconf and automake), and
> it builds fine for me. Do any of those three need to be upgraded?
> - Josh

macintosh:~ frstan$ port installed libtool
The following ports are currently installed:
   libtool @2.2.6a_0 (active)
macintosh:~ frstan$ port installed autoconf
The following ports are currently installed:
   autoconf @2.63_0 (active)
macintosh:~ frstan$ port installed automake
The following ports are currently installed:
   automake @1.10.2_0 (active)

Apparently current......

William Davis
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