libtool problem on OS X

Dave Reiser dbreiser at
Fri Feb 9 17:20:46 EST 2007

Jeff Carneal wrote:
> Well, I do appreciate you trying anyway.
> I ended up blasting my macports install and installing all the gnu  
> build tools by hand to /usr/local (where the rest of my stuff is) and  
> it stopped the problem below.
> Now though I am getting the following error.  Any thoughts on how to  
> fix it?
> I've got a couple of reproducible crashes on the 2.0.4 version and  
> I'll take a look at fixing those once I get this svn version compiled.
> Jeff
[big snip]
> /usr/bin/libtool: internal link edit command failed

I'm pretty sure this is the classic case of Apple has a program named 
libtool (which I think ships in /usr/bin) that has absolutely nothing to 
do with the libtool _everybody_ else uses. That's where the glibtool 
substitution comes in.

> make[5]: *** [] Error 1
> make[5]: Leaving directory `/Volumes/500GB-1S/src/gnucash/gnucash/src/ 
> register/register-gnome'
> make[4]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
> make[4]: Leaving directory `/Volumes/500GB-1S/src/gnucash/gnucash/src/ 
> register/register-gnome'
> make[3]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
> make[3]: Leaving directory `/Volumes/500GB-1S/src/gnucash/gnucash/src/ 
> register'
> make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
> make[2]: Leaving directory `/Volumes/500GB-1S/src/gnucash/gnucash/src'
> make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/Volumes/500GB-1S/src/gnucash/gnucash'
> make: *** [all] Error 2

David Reiser
dbreiser at

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