gnu-automake and libtool.m4

Andriy Gapon avg at
Tue Sep 5 10:35:59 UTC 2006

on 05/09/2006 00:19 Stanislav Sedov said the following:
> On Mon, 04 Sep 2006 21:45:18 +0300
> Andriy Gapon <avg at> mentioned:
>> I have one libtool.m4 in /usr/local/share/aclocal/ and there is no
>> libtool.m4 in /usr/local/gnu-autotools/share/aclocal-1.9.
>> Is that the problem ?
> Yes, you should provide "-I usr/local/share/aclocal" argument to
> aclocal.

Thank you for the advice and explanation! That did the job. However I
see extra harmless warnings that probably result from different versions
of automake installed on my system.

> For autoreconf you can do this by defining env. ACLOCAL variable.
> /usr/local/gnu-autotools/share/aclocal-1.9 is used only to store
> stock .m4 files for autoconf/automake, while /usr/local/share/aclocal
> contains all .m4 file external apps installs, e.g. xmms, pkgconfig, guile
> and, of course, libtool.

Andriy Gapon

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