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lib-ld.m4 duplicates libtool.m4's --with-gnu-ld

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: lib-ld.m4 duplicates libtool.m4's --with-gnu-ld
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 12:35:20 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.130006 (Ma Gnus v0.6) Emacs/23.3 (gnu/linux)

I noticed this problem that was reported to gnutls some time ago.  It
seems lib-ld.m4 contains a copy of some code from libtool.m4 from
libtool version 1.4.  Is there any reason for this?  Could lib-ld.m4
assume more modern libtool.m4 instead?


Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos <address@hidden> writes:

> On 03/10/2011 11:40 AM, Dr. David Kirkby wrote:
>> On 03/ 9/11 07:57 PM, Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> The GnuTLS 2.11.x branch is NOT what you want for your stable system.
>>> It is intended for developers and experienced users.
>> I just downloaded it to test on OpenSolaris, and noticed this.
>> address@hidden:~/gnutls-2.11.7$ ./configure --help | grep "GNU ld"
>>   --with-gnu-ld           assume the C compiler uses GNU ld default=no
>>   --with-gnu-ld           assume the C compiler uses GNU ld [default=no]
>> The --with-gnu-ld option is mentioned twice.
> It's also in my system. It seems it is because it is defined by
> libtool.m4 and lib-ld.m4... I have no idea on that. Maybe Simon
> could help.

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