Commit d3a08b87 authored by Thomas Vander Stichele's avatar Thomas Vander Stichele
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cvs questions

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cvs questions
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<title id="title-cvs">Building GStreamer from CVS</title>
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<question id="cvs">
<para>
I ran autogen.sh, but it fails with something like this:
<programlisting>
+ running aclocal -I m4 -I common/m4 ...
aclocal: configure.ac: 8: macro `AM_DISABLE_STATIC' not found in library
aclocal: configure.ac: 17: macro `AM_PROG_LIBTOOL' not found in library
aclocal failed
</programlisting>
What's wrong ?
</question>
<answer>
<para>
aclocal is unable to find two macros installed by libtool in a file called
libtool.m4. Normally this would indicate that you don't have libtool, but
that would mean autogen.sh would have failed on not finding libtool.
</para>
<para>
It is more likely that you installed automake (which provides aclocal) in
a different prefix than libtool. You can check this by examining in what
prefix both aclocal and libtool are installed.
</para>
<para>
You can do three things to fix this :
<orderedlist>
<listitem>install automake in the same prefix as libtool
<listitem>force use of the automake installed in the same prefix as libtool
by using the --with-automake option
<listitem>figure out what prefix libtool has been installed to and point
aclocal to the right location by running
<programlisting>
export ACLOCAL_FLAGS="-I $(prefix)/share/aclocal"
</programlisting>
where you replace prefix with the prefix where libtool was installed.
</orderedlist>
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</answer>
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