Compiling on Mandrake 8.2

Michael T. Garrison Stuber
Sat, 30 Mar 2002 23:02:14 -0500

--On Saturday, March 30, 2002 09:52:29 PM -0500 "Michael T. Garrison 
Stuber" <> wrote:

> Okay, I've found the problem, but I'm at a loss as to how to fix it.

This is getting bad.  Not only do I talk to myself, but I email myself as 
well.  I figured out the problem and a suitable workaround.   I believe 
(but I don't know) that this solution may resolve problems compiling under 
Debian "Woody" as well.

Here's the deal:  Mandrake 8.2 ships with libtool 1.4.2.  libtool 1.4.2 has 
some special code in it to handle libraries that are listed twice because 
of circular dependencies.  Apparently this new code doesn't work with the 
build scripts for GNUCash.  I reverted back to libtool 1.4.0 and everything 
is now happily compiling.  I'm not sure what it would take to make the 
build scripts run with libtool 1.4.2, nor am I sure whether the problem is 
with the GNUCash scripts or with libtool itself.  No matter where the root 
issue lies, GNUCash 1.6 and libtool 1.4.2 are not compatible -- at least 
not under Mandrake.

Michael T. Garrison Stuber