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

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

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

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