Re: atk build problem


Thanks a lot for your detailed, informative answer, and for working to
track this down.

best regards,

- Bill

On Wed, 2003-05-28 at 00:34, Malcolm Tredinnick wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-05-27 at 10:13, Bill Haneman wrote:
> > This is a common complaint.  The newer versions of the GNOME build tools
> > require that the environment variable $SED is defined in your shell.
> > 
> > Setting $SED=sed should do it.
> That may be *a* solution, but it is not the root cause of the problem
> (partial proof being that I do not have $SED set in my environment and
> yet do not see this problem unless I am trying to trigger it). With a
> "normally" (for some definition of the word) configured build setup,
> libtool will just work; we are, after all, only talking about version
> 1.4.3 here -- nothing too bleeding edge. That is small comfort to those
> seeing the problem, though, so let me expand a little bit...
> However, some people seem to see this strange behaviour which is a
> direct result of SED not being defined. Normally, SED is defined as part
> of the libtool script and things work nicely. If that is not happening,
> we really need to work out what the root cause is. I have seen this
> problem occur when $PATH is not set correctly and you are rebuilding in
> a non-standard prefix: your package contains links to scripts like
>, which try to call subsidiary scripts which end up coming from
> another libtool installation.
> I am slowly closing in on the various ways of triggering this problem,
> with a view to building some checks into the standard to see
> if we can bail out earlier with an error message, rather than
> progressing to the odd libtool error. For those interested in tracking
> progress, look in on bug #112348
> ( from time to time and
> I will update it as I make more progress.
> Cheers,
> Malcolm
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