$echo undefined in libtool

Davide Imbeni davide.imbeni at gmail.com
Thu Jan 8 18:55:23 EST 2009

Hi Derek and Andreas,

Thanks for showing me the way.
No big issue, actually. I just need to scratch my svn directory every now
and then, obviously.
I re-downloaded everything in a new dir, and now it compiles smoothly.

The clue was, ltmain.sh included lines


and I had libtool 2.2.6 installed!

Thank you very much for your help!


On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 5:31 PM, Derek Atkins <warlord at mit.edu> wrote:

> Hi,
> 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.
> [snip]
>> 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?
> -derek
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