libSM Configure Script Failure

Greg Larkin glarkin at
Wed Jul 14 20:46:02 UTC 2010

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Chris Maness wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 12:42 PM, Chris Maness <chris at> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 12:41 PM, Greg Larkin <glarkin at> wrote:
> Chris Maness wrote:
>>>>> On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 12:29 PM, Greg Larkin <glarkin at> wrote:
>>>>>> Hash: SHA1
>>>>>> Chris Maness wrote:
>>>>>>> What would cause a configure script to fail?  See output bellow.
>>>>>>> Chris Maness
>>>>>>> (909) 223-9179
>>>>>> Hi Chris,
>>>>>> Since we've been conversing privately for a bit, I went back to your
>>>>>> original message and found something that might benefit you and the list
>>>>>> as a whole, if someone else runs into this problem.
>>>>>> I see this error message:
>>>>>> ...
>>>>>> ...
>>>>>> warning: AC_CACHE_VAL(lt_prog_compiler_pic_works, ...):
>>>>>> suspicious cache-id, must contain _cv_ to be cached
>>>>>> ../../lib/autoconf/general.m4:1973: AC_CACHE_VAL is expanded from...
>>>>>> ../../lib/autoconf/general.m4:1993: AC_CACHE_CHECK is expanded from...
>>>>>> /usr/local/share/aclocal/libtool15.m4:615: AC_LIBTOOL_COMPILER_OPTION is
>>>>>> expanded from...
>>>>>> /usr/local/share/aclocal/libtool15.m4:4815: AC_LIBTOOL_PROG_COMPILER_PIC
>>>>>> is expanded from...
>>>>>> /usr/local/share/aclocal/libtool15.m4:2651: _LT_AC_LANG_C_CONFIG is
>>>>>> expanded from...
>>>>>> ...
>>>>>> ...
>>>>>> Notice the pathname "/usr/local/share/aclocal/libtool15.m4".  You
>>>>>> emailed me privately with the list of your installed packages, and you
>>>>>> have libtool-2.2.6b installed.  This libtool15.m4 file seems to conflict
>>>>>> with that version of libtool, so please post the output of this command:
>>>>>> pkg_which /usr/local/share/aclocal/libtool15.m4
>>>>>> Thank you,
>>>>>> Greg
>>>>> It just returned a ?.  So does that mean that it is not referenced by
>>>>> any package?  If it is not, can I just delete it?  Also, this seems to
>>>>> be the issue with libX11.  Someone gave me a similar response for
>>>>> libX11 on the X11 list.  However, they have not gotten back to me on
>>>>> what I should do with it.
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>> Chris Maness
> Yes, I believe you can safely delete it.  Just to be 100% sure, rename
> it temporarily, and then try the build again.  It should also fix the
> libX11 issue.
> Regards,
> Greg
>> It made it past the hang up ;o)
>> Thanks,
>> Chris Maness

> It is all working now.  I am forcing a rebuild of all downstream deps
> for libX11.  Is libSM down stream from libX11 as well?  Hopefully
> after that is done I can get virtualbox-ose to compile.

> Thanks,
> Chris Maness

Hi Chris,

Good news!  Try pkg_info to find up- and downstream dependencies for libX11:

pkg_info -r libX11-\*  # Upstream
pkg_info -R libX11-\*  # Downstream

It doesn't look like libX11 and libSM depend on each other on my machine.

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