Make problem on OSX 10.4.5


I searched the forums and couldn’t find a thread about this topic so I apologize in advance if it’s redundant.

I am trying to install root 5.10 from source on Tiger 10.4.5 with the following configure options:

./configure macosx --prefix=/usr/local --enable-soversion

when issuing the make command, it starts to work for a while and then when building libpcre.a it does some checking for the correct version it says no, and I get an error. Here is the output from the last couple of lines.

*** Building pcre/src/pcre-6.4/.libs/libpcre.a…
checking for gcc… gcc
checking for C compiler default output file name… a.out
checking whether the C compiler works… yes
checking whether we are cross compiling… no
checking for suffix of executables…
checking for suffix of object files… o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler… yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g… yes
checking for gcc option to accept ANSI C… none needed
checking for g++… g++
checking whether we are using the GNU C++ compiler… yes
checking whether g++ accepts -g… yes
checking for a BSD-compatible install… /usr/bin/install -c
checking build system type… powerpc-apple-darwin8.5.0
checking host system type… powerpc-apple-darwin8.5.0
checking for a sed that does not truncate output… /usr/bin/sed
checking for egrep… grep -E
checking for ld used by gcc… /usr/bin/ld
checking if the linker (/usr/bin/ld) is GNU ld… no
checking for /usr/bin/ld option to reload object files… -r
checking for BSD-compatible nm… /usr/bin/nm -p
checking whether ln -s works… yes
checking how to recognise dependent libraries… pass_all
checking how to run the C preprocessor… gcc -E
checking for ANSI C header files… yes
checking for sys/types.h… yes
checking for sys/stat.h… yes
checking for stdlib.h… yes
checking for string.h… yes
checking for memory.h… yes
checking for strings.h… yes
checking for inttypes.h… yes
checking for stdint.h… yes
checking for unistd.h… yes
checking dlfcn.h usability… yes
checking dlfcn.h presence… yes
checking for dlfcn.h… yes
checking how to run the C++ preprocessor… g++ -E
checking for g77… g77
checking whether we are using the GNU Fortran 77 compiler… yes
checking whether g77 accepts -g… yes
checking the maximum length of command line arguments… 196608
checking command to parse /usr/bin/nm -p output from gcc object… ok
checking for objdir… .libs
checking for ar… ar
checking for ranlib… ranlib
checking for strip… strip
checking for correct version… no

*** Gentoo sanity check failed! ***
*** libtool.m4 and have a version mismatch! ***
*** (libtool.m4 = 1.5.18, = VERSION=1.5.18) ***

Please run:

libtoolize --copy --force

if appropriate, please contact the maintainer of this
package (or your distribution) for help.

make[1]: *** No rule to make target `’. Stop.
make: *** [pcre/src/pcre-6.4/.libs/libpcre.a] Error 2

Now I don’t think I have libtoolize on my machine (PPC G4 1.67GHz) and I am not even sure of what this does right now so I don’t want to try it or something similar out. Has anyone experienced this problem or know of the solution to this. Thanks in advance.



I’ve had problems with the libtool supplied with Mac OS X with other packages so I’ve installed my own copy locally.