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FS#10012 - Pidgin can't compile using libtool 2.2 from [core]

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Manuel C. (ekerazha) - Saturday, 29 March 2008, 19:47 GMT
Last edited by Jan de Groot (JGC) - Saturday, 05 April 2008, 17:39 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version 2007.08-2
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Description: Pidgin (2.4.0-1 PKGBUILD) can't compile using libtool 2.2 from [core]

Additional info:
* package version: 2.4.0-1 (source)

I've also reported this upstream:
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Closed by  Jan de Groot (JGC)
Saturday, 05 April 2008, 17:39 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't fix
Additional comments about closing:  Not a libtool bug, not a real pidgin bug. Just live with the feature called "libtool version differences".
Comment by Jan de Groot (JGC) - Sunday, 30 March 2008, 01:16 GMT
Did you try using these commands before running configure:

libtoolize --force --copy
Comment by Manuel C. (ekerazha) - Monday, 31 March 2008, 17:00 GMT
It worked... however

libtoolize --force --copy

is this a clean solution? On the pidgin bugtracker they said it could be a broken libtool package.
Comment by Jan de Groot (JGC) - Monday, 31 March 2008, 17:43 GMT
Libtool 2.2 is incompatible with 1.x. It could be a bug in libtool 2.2 with backwards compatibility, but hey, they don't raise the major version to 2 for nothing I guess?
The whole point is that pidgin includes libtoolization without a libtool binary included. Every source tarball that is shipped this way is broken with libtool 2.2.
Comment by Manuel C. (ekerazha) - Monday, 31 March 2008, 18:09 GMT
Thank you Jan, but I'm not competent here. Could you post this on the Pidgin bug tracker?
Comment by Ionut Biru (wonder) - Saturday, 05 April 2008, 16:38 GMT
pidgin compiles well if you comment the ugly hack that disables schemas:

sed -i -e 's/gconftool-2/no/g'
autoconf || return 1
Comment by Jan de Groot (JGC) - Saturday, 05 April 2008, 17:38 GMT
Pidgin doesn't compile from plain 2.4.1 sources running ./configure && make straight after unpacking. This is a bug in the source distribution of pidgin and every other source package that distributes from libtool 1.5.22 or below. Libtool 2.2 requires some variable replacements which were introduced in 1.5.24.