$echo undefined in libtool

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Thu Jan 8 11:31:02 EST 2009


Quoting Davide Imbeni <davide.imbeni at gmail.com>:

> I refer to the executable file "libtool" that appears in the root directory
> of gnucash. It's a shell script, starting as follows:
> #! /bin/sh
> # libtool - Provide generalized library-building support services.
> # Generated automatically by config.status (gnucash) 2.2.99
> # Libtool was configured on host titan:
> # NOTE: Changes made to this file will be lost: look at ltmain.sh.
> I solved the issue by changing adding the correction to this generated file
> (very dirty, I'm afraid...)

The file 'ltmain.sh' is created by "libtoolize" which is part of
your local distribution.  This would imply a bug in your system's
libtool distribution, so you should talk to your OS distributor to
get a fixed version.

>> What file, the same one?  Please append it in compressed form.
> Yes, still referring to libtool.
> As far as I understand, the point is that "libtool" is generated (by
> ltmain.sh?) so as to define "$ECHO", but then it also uses "$echo", and on
> linux caps matter...

Your other option is to fix the 'ltmain.sh' -- does that work?


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