[pulseaudio-discuss] Unable to find libltdl

Colin Guthrie gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Fri Nov 6 08:22:02 PST 2009

'Twas brillig, and j.halifax . at 06/11/09 14:33 did gyre and gimble:
> Hi All,
> I am trying to install pulse audio but get the following error:
> # ./configure
> checking whether a program can dlopen itself... yes
> checking whether a statically linked program can dlopen itself... yes
> checking whether stripping libraries is possible... yes
> checking if libtool supports shared libraries... yes
> checking whether to build shared libraries... yes
> checking whether to build static libraries... no
> checking ltdl.h usability... no
> checking ltdl.h presence... no
> checking for ltdl.h... no
> configure: error: Unable to find libltdl version 2. Makes sure you have libtool 2.2 or later installed.
> # 
> # yum install libtool
> Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
> Setting up Install Process
> Package libtool-2.2.6-11.fc11.1.i586 already installed and latest version
> Nothing to do
> # 
> Why is it not found if installed?
> Thank you for your kind help.

Further to my previous mail, I should really give you a warning. If you 
are not used to building software (and from the question (or rather the 
answer) I'm guessing that you are not), then pulseaudio is really not a 
great place to start. It needs to be intergrated at the very lowest 
level of a linux system and requires the latest versions of various 
components (including udev and the kernel).

As youre a Fedora user, if you want a newer PA than the one available, 
why not install the latest Fedora 12 which is due to be released any day 

I don't want to put you off, but I just want to make sure you know what 
you're in for!! :)



Colin Guthrie

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