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Re: [NEWBIE] How do you make a library w/libtool

From: Diego Elio Pettenò
Subject: Re: [NEWBIE] How do you make a library w/libtool
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2014 19:09:43 +0100

I think you're definitely misunderstanding how the tools fit together.
Only `make dist` will generate a `.tar.gz` distribution of your sources,
not `autoreconf` at all.

Diego Elio Pettenò — Flameeyes
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On 7 September 2014 00:06, Arthur Schwarz <address@hidden> wrote:

> Diego;
> ________________________________________
> Diego Elio Pettenò — Flameeyes
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> On 6 September 2014 13:50, Arthur Schwarz <address@hidden> wrote:
> I've successfully made a executable version of my software and am trying to
> make a library, right now as a UNIX library and soon using libtool for a
> dynamic library. The static library does not work and I don't see an error
> message. It seems to configure correctly (using autoreconf) but no *.gz
> file
> is generated. I can't figure what's wrong and can't go to generating a
> dynamic library until I do.
> Why are you expecting a .gz file at all?
> Good question. What I’m using the auto tools for is to generate an
> exportable configuration compatible with GNU. My assumption is that
> autoreconf will generate a *.gz file if there are no errors. This seems to
> work when I create an 'executable' configuration and seems not to work when
> I create a library. When the library version works I intend to use
> libtools.
> If my understanding is wrong could you provide guidance?

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