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

Simon Josefsson simon at josefsson.org
Thu Sep 30 12:15:19 CEST 2010

"Davies, Joshua" <Joshua.Davies at travelocity.com> writes:

> 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:

Did you install all the dependencies?

> configure.ac:36: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_LIBTOOL_WIN32_DLL
>       If this token and others are legitimate, please use m4_pattern_allow.
>       See the Autoconf documentation.
> configure.ac:37: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_PROG_LIBTOOL
> autoreconf: /usr/local/bin/autoconf failed with exit status: 1

Libtool is missing.  If you are using a local autoconf installation, the
simplest is to also install libtool locally too.

> 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.

Try latest 2.10.x releases too.


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