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Re: [sr #110318] autoreconf: support libtoolize being named glibtoolize

From: dima.pasechnik
Subject: Re: [sr #110318] autoreconf: support libtoolize being named glibtoolize
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 12:01:47 +0100

On Fri, Sep 25, 2020 at 02:59:55AM -0400, Nick Bowler wrote:
> On 2020-04-29, Zack Weinberg <INVALID.NOREPLY@gnu.org> wrote:
> > 2.61 was a long time ago.  I'm wondering if Gentoo still ships
> > 'glibtoolize' and not 'libtoolize'.  If it doesn't, this change is
> > only weakly motivated.
> Today at least, Gentoo certainly does not install a "glibtoolize" nor
> does it install a patched autoreconf that looks for this name.
> I don't recall such a thing ever being the case but of course I could be
> misremembering.  But a quick search of the historical repository turns
> up no obvious evidence of such patches.

glibtoolize is alive and kicking in a very popular Homebrew project
(mostly on macOS, but also to an extent on Linux).

See https://formulae.brew.sh/formula/libtool :

 In order to prevent conflicts with Apple's own libtool we have prepended a "g"
 so, you have instead: glibtool and glibtoolize.

It would be great if this alternative naming was well-supported by


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