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Re: Constantly changing libtool

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: Constantly changing libtool
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 08:11:32 -0500 (CDT)
User-agent: Alpine 2.20 (GSO 67 2015-01-07)

On Wed, 14 Apr 2021, Laurence Marks wrote:

It is not timestamp issues, it is version issues -- e.g. libtool 2.4.2
versus 2.4.6 (for instance, those are just invented numbers). In many cases
aclocal, libtool, and maybe a few others do not work if they were
created with a different autoXYZ version than is on the computer where they
are being installed. It seems to be "special" to libtool.

There has not been a libtool release since 2014 and it is 2021 already.

The issues you are complaining about should not be existing for quite a long time already, and are easily corrected by installing consistent Autotools versions under the same installation prefix. If you don't like the archaic versions your system provides, then simply uninstall (or not use) those packages and install using current Autotools release versions.

It is intended that libtool components are installed into the software which uses them. This assures consistent versions. If the libtool components were not installed and distributed with the package, then there could be problems as you describe.

Bob Friesenhahn,
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,
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