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Re: (ITS#7855) Update to latest autotools to support new architecture ppc64le

rajesh@linux.vnet.ibm.com wrote:
> Full_Name: Rajeshkumar S
> Version: 2.4.39
> OS: Ubuntu 14.04
> URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> I am trying to build the openldap package from the source following the
> release tarball from
> ftp://ftp.openldap.org/pub/OpenLDAP/openldap-release/openldap-2.4.39.tgz. in a
> new architecture ppc64le ( IBM PowerPC Little endian ). As the config.guess and
> libtool did not have the required patches to identify this new architecture, I
> did autoreconf -f -i in my build system whose latest automake and libtool has
> the patches
> of ppc64le.
> autoreconf fails with automake errors as shown below
> automake: error: no 'Makefile.am' found for any configure output
> autoreconf: automake failed with exit status: 1

That's to be expected, since there certainly are no Makefile.am files in our 
source tree. We don't use automake. This is not a bug.

> As discussed in the mailing list, Quanah Gibson-Mount suggested me to request an
> update for auto-tools to support new architectures.
> The automake with version >= 1.13.4 has the correct config.guess with the
> required ppc64le fixes.
> Regarding the libtool, the last release is more than 2 years ago I believe, we
> managed to get an alpha source release which has all the latest patches to
> support the new architecture ppc64le
> An alpha version of libtool with ppc64le support is available at
> ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/libtool/libtool-

Libtool is so perpetually problematic that we will certainly not integrate an 
alpha version into our source tree.

> Hence I request for an update of the auto tools in your build system to support
> these new architectures.
> Thanks and Regards
> Rajeshkumar S
> Linux Technology Center, IBM

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