FreeBSD Port: freeradius-mysql-1.1.7 error

David Wood david at
Tue Oct 2 19:58:55 PDT 2007

Hi Jaron (and the list),

In message <47028A92.1020708 at>, Jaron Parsons 
<jparsons at> writes
>Ran into a problem installing the freeradius-mysql port today, and 
>thought i would share the fix...
>If already reported, my appologies.
>When building begins the following error occurred:
>gmake[4]: .//libtool: Command not found
>I edited /usr/ports/net/freeradius-mysql/work/freeradius-1.1.7/
>edited this line:
>LIBTOOL      =.//libtool
>changed it to this:
>LIBTOOL         = /usr/local/bin/libtool
>everything built fine afterwards.
>This may or may not be the correct procedure for reporting, or fixing 
>this, just felt I would share this with others in case they run into 
>it. as well as notifying the maintainer.

Usually, emailing the maintainer is enough. Offering to email (or, even 
better, uploading to somewhere the maintainer can obtain) a typescript 
and config.log helps too. Use bzip2 or gzip to keep the file sizes down.

I suspect that the m4 / autotools brokenness that has affected the ports 
tree in various ways in the past few days is responsible. portsnap or 
cvsup your ports tree to the latest versions, then check that devel/m4 
is 1.4.9 or 1.4.9,1 (not the broken 1.4.10). Building the latest 
versions of devel/libtool15 and devel/libltdl15 wouldn't be a bad idea 

Once you've sorted those things out, I'd be surprised if the port 
doesn't then build as it is. I'm busy on development work with the port 
(and a FreeRADIUS 2.0.0-pre2 port). I haven't made any changes with the 
libtool handling, and have built the port numerous times over the last 
36 hours on a couple of boxes. With the autotools / m4 stuff brought up 
to date, I'm not getting any make failures or libtool related problems 
that look like your post.

>OS = FreeBSD 6.2 Stable

I'm using 6.2-RELEASE-p7 i386, but I very much doubt that changes 

Do email me privately with a typescript - see script(1) - and the 
contents of config.log in the work directory if you're still having 
problems. Run both files through bzip2 first - if you like, tar them 
together first. The output of uname -a is also helpful.

Best wishes,

David Wood
david at

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