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Use libtldl but do not package it (was: libtool --mode=execute regressio

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Use libtldl but do not package it (was: libtool --mode=execute regressions)
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2004 10:38:11 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.4.1i

* Gary V. Vaughan wrote on Fri, Sep 17, 2004 at 10:19:25AM CEST:
> On 17 Sep 2004, at 07:55, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> >Another question, while we're at it:  Is using libltdl without having
> >its sources within the package tree supported?  The documentation is
> >rather vague and hard to understand on this issue.  If it is, there'll
> >be more tests currently failing to be submitted..
> Yes it is supported in modern (certainly CVS, probably 1.5.x, not 1.4 
> libtoolen.  The LT_WITH_LTDL macro is supposed to add options to the
> configure script to allow the package builder to specify whether they
> want to link against an installed libltdl, or use the bundled sources.

No no, misunderstanding here:

Suppose I am writing some software package S.  It makes use of libltdl.
I do not want to ship the libltdl sources with it.  Rather, I want to
require the users of S to separately install libltdl on their system
(given software distributions with decent package dependency handling,
this might not be such a bad thing to do).  Does Libtool support this?
If so, then the documentation does not explicitly state this (and how
to achieve it).  It /seems/ to work for me if I use
and `libtoolize' without --ltdl.

> More test cases?  Fantastic!  Libltdl particularly has almost no test 
> coverage at all at the moment :-(

The most annoying part about more testcases is that the comment about
ordering a pizza will soon be a major understatement.


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