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From Ben Reser <...@reser.org>
Subject Re: APR 1.3.x branch doesn't build properly with libtool 2.4
Date Wed, 21 Nov 2012 20:29:03 GMT
Apologies that first link should have been:
http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/subversion-dev/201211.mbox/%3C20121121065024.GA3841%40thyrsus.com%3E

On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 12:07 PM, Ben Reser <ben@reser.org> wrote:
> This came up recently on the svn-dev list.
>
> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/subversion-dev/201211.mbox/browser
>
> It doesn't build because libtool.m4 that comes with libtool 2.4 uses:
> LIBTOOL='$(SHELL) $(top_builddir)/libtool'
>
> And APR doesn't define top_builddir.
>
> In 1.4 and newer versions of APR this has been resolved by running a
> sed command against build/libtool.m4 to replace top_builddir with
> apr_builddir.
>
> Specifically, this was done in r1125475 on apr-trunk.
>
> Based on this google search quite a few people seem to have run into this:
> https://www.google.com/search?q=apr+1.3+LIBTOOL+top_builddir
>
> I realize that APR 1.3.x is probably not something you care about
> terribly much since development has moved along.  However, Subversion
> still has places where we recommend that in our instructions (e.g.
> Subversion 1.7.x), which I'm going to get corrected, but obviously
> can't correct the existing older versions in the wild.
>
> In the interest of users though I think it might be nice to patch the
> 1.3.x branch so that it either builds with libtool 2.4 (e.g. adopting
> the fix newer versions of APR have) or make buildconf refuse to work
> with newer libtools.
>
> Given that the fix is already available, I'd recommend simply applying the fix.

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