Re: [Rd] need help with libtool/aclocal error

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 06 Jun 2009 10:58:49 +0100 (BST)

Looks like libtool is objecting to a patch-level mismatch in hte R sources (and I'm surprised that such minor mismatches are not allowed). You should be able to solve this by using a current R-patched (>=r48719), or just updating tools/ltmain.sh from https://svn.r-project.org/R/branches/R-2-9-branch/tools/ltmain.sh and re-configuring and re-making R.

Looks like this has been mismatching for a while, so perhaps no one uses R CMD LINK.

On Fri, 5 Jun 2009, Kynn Jones wrote:

> I'm trying to build an executable for a program I wrote. The
> compilation steps go well, but the linking step fails with a libtool
> "version mismatch" error. My linking command has this prefix:
>
> /path/to/R/bin/R CMD LINK gcc -g -std=gnu99 ... etc.
>
> The error looks like this:
>
> libtool: Version mismatch error. This is libtool 2.2, but the
> libtool: definition of this LT_INIT comes from libtool 2.2.6.
> libtool: You should recreate aclocal.m4 with macros from libtool 2.2
> libtool: and run autoconf again.
>
>
> I have no idea what this error message is referring to. The version
> of libtool installed on the system is none of the ones mentioned in
> this error:
>
> % libtool --version
> ltmain.sh (GNU libtool) 1.5.22 Debian 1.5.22-4 (1.1220.2.365
> 2005/12/18 22:14:06)
>
> <FSF disclaimer>
>
>
>
> The libtool in the R directory has version 2.2:
>
> % /path/to/R/bin/libtool --version
>
> ltmain.sh (GNU libtool) 2.2
> Written by Gordon Matzigkeit <gord_at_gnu.ai.mit.edu>, 1996
>
> <FSF disclaimer>
>
>
> Strangely enough, this same libtool script has the following lines in
> its source code:
>
> # Which release of libtool.m4 was used?
> macro_version=2.2.6
> macro_revision=1.3012
>
>
>
> I don't know what to make of this.
>
> Be that as it may, does anyone know how I could get past this sticking point?
>
> TIA!
>
> G.
>
> P.S. I should point out that the R I'm using is one that I just
> compiled so that I could run R under valgrind. Here's the ./configure
> command I used before running make:
>
> % ./configure --prefix=/path/to/R --enable-R-shlib --enable-BLAS-shlib
> --with-valgrind-instrumentation=2
>
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