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Re: Constantly changing libtool

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: Constantly changing libtool
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 09:13:42 -0500 (CDT)
User-agent: Alpine 2.20 (GSO 67 2015-01-07)

On Thu, 15 Apr 2021, Laurence Marks wrote:

In the same way as autoXZY sets up Makefiles in an OS independent fashion,
there should be a way to autoupdate autoXYZ files for each system without
user intervention. (I don't mean automake itself or similar, I do mean only
the local files.) In an ideal world this would be a macro in

When dealing with updated software there might not be any viable approach other than to install the various Autotools packages using a common installation prefix.

Sometimes executing

  autoreconf --install --force

using an existing Autotools installation is a viable solution.

Given that all of the software you are using is already released and sometimes very archaic, you are going to need to deal with the situation in front of you. There is not going to be some new release which is somehow going to solve this issue to your satisfaction.

Bob Friesenhahn,
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,
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