"possibly undefined macro: AC_PROG_LIBTOOL" when Trying to build GnuTLS from git

Andreas Metzler ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org
Fri Sep 24 18:06:20 CEST 2010

On 2010-09-23 "Davies, Joshua" <Joshua.Davies at travelocity.com> wrote:
> I downloaded the latest gnutls, per the instructions at:
> http://www.gnu.org/software/gnutls/devel.html.  However, when I try
> running "make bootstrap" (per the instructions in README-ALPHA), I
> get:

> configure.ac:37: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_PROG_LIBTOOL
> autoreconf: /usr/local/bin/autoconf failed with exit status: 1
> make: *** [autoreconf] Error 1

Looks like you are missing libtool(.m4).

> I've upgrade autoconf and automake to 2.61 and 1.10.3 per the
> dependencies list.  If I download 2.8.6 from the FTP site, it builds
> correctly, and there aren't a heck of a lot of differences between
> configure.ac in 2.8.6 and the configure.ac that I'm trying to build
> above.

The 2.8.6 release tarball already contains the build infrastructure
(output of automake/autoconf/libtoolize, etc).

cu andreas

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