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From: Alexey Neyman <>
To: William Main <>
Cc: Bill Main <>, crossgcc maillist <>
Subject: Re: quik question - I apologize for the interruption
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:12:00 -0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

First, do not write to me personally. I will not respond to private 
questions like that - if there is an issue that needs explanation, a 
question on a archived  mailing list will benefit all of the community, 
not just you.

As to your question: with any question regarding configure, the 
config.log should be provided. That's the basic rule for any 
configure-based project so you should've been aware of that.

For both make and libtool, configure tries to check their versions by 
invoking them with --version and then trying to match the following regexps:

^GNU Make (3.[89][[:digit:]]|[4-9])
\(GNU libtool.*\) 

- Ensure that the versions of make/libtool you've installed are 
available in the $PATH (and not preceded in $PATH by some outdated 
version, e.g. in your $HOME/bin).
- See what your `make --version` and `libtool --version` print and see 
if it matches the regexps above.


As to thisconfigure checks for certain tools by running
On 02/23/2018 08:46 AM, William Main wrote:
> Dear Alexey,
>       I am new to YOCTO but experienced in other emddeded systems. I am
> following recipes in a book published in June 2017 by Chris Symmonds
> "Mastering Embedded Linux Programming" and am stuck on pg 29 which is
> frustrating.
>   I have become stuck for two days now on the error show below even
> though I have confirmed the two files showing issues are present and
> installed.
> Setting up libtool (2.4.6-0.1)  << this is what is installed
> $ sudo apt-get install make
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree
> Reading state information... Done
> make is already the newest version (4.1-6).  << definitely installed
> make set to manually installed.
> git clone
>      lots of output and succeeded
> cd crosstool-ng
> git checkout crosstool-ng-1.22.0
>      lots of output and succeeded
> $ ./bootstrap
> succeeded
> then the issue begins
> william@NEMT-Yocto:~/crosstool-ng$ ./configure --enable-local
>          lots of output that looks ok then --
> checking for make 3.81... no
> checking for GNU libtool >= 1.5.26... no
> configure: error: could not find GNU libtool >= 1.5.26
> system details:
> Distributor ID:	Ubuntu
> Description:	Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS
> Release:	16.04
> Codename:	xenial
> crosstool-ng-1.22.0
> can you either shed some light on what is going wrong or point me to
> where I might find help?
> Again, I apologize for the interruption.
> Bill Main

       reply	other threads:[~2018-02-23 17:12 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <>
2018-02-23 17:12 ` Alexey Neyman [this message]
2018-02-23 18:07   ` ./configure --enable-local Geert Stappers
2018-02-23 20:09     ` William Main
2018-02-23 21:08       ` Geert Stappers

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