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Re: libtool on aix 5.2

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: libtool on aix 5.2
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 05:48:13 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.9i

Hi Evan,

* Evan Rempel wrote on Tue, Aug 23, 2005 at 12:32:12AM CEST:
> Using libtool "ltmain.sh (GNU libtool) 1.5.18 (1.1220.2.245 2005/05/16 
> 08:55:27)" on AIX 5.2 fail some of the tests.

Acknowledged.  Thanks for reporting this!

> FAIL: mdemo-make.test
> FAIL: dryrun.test
> FAIL: mdemo-make.test
> FAIL: mdemo-make.test
> FAIL: link-order.test
> FAIL: tagdemo-make.test
> FAIL: tagdemo-make.test

OK.  First, the link-order failure is bogus: the test is not fit for
AIX, actual libtool behavior on AIX is ok, I believe.  (So, the test
needs to be fixed.)

Then, if you decide to go with runtime-linking (add LDFLAGS=-Wl,-brtl
during configure), the bogus link-order failure should be the only one
left.  (Of course, that does not mean we should ignore the failures in
the non-runtimelinking case, but it makes Libtool hardly unusable.)

> More information/detail available should it be needed.

Well, Libtool CVS HEAD/branch-2-0 have a couple of improvements for AIX
which have not made it into branch-1-5.  They should fix the mdemo-make
failures and the tagdemo failures.  I can look into backporting them
(gotta go find the patches that led to the improvements..)

mdemo-exec will still fail because we haven't fixed the issue of linking
against symbols of the program from a module.

> The end result is that I can not use libtool (the latest version) for 
> building any project.

This is not true: Libtool should be usable even if not all tests pass.
If you have specific issues with Libtool in another package which are
not covered by above test failures, we would very much like to hear
about it!

> The version
> ltmain.sh (GNU libtool) 1.4.2 (1.922.2.53 2001/09/11 03:18:52)
> does work correctly under AIX 5.2.

Hardly.  1.4.2 merely has much worse test coverage.

Anyway, Dan Stromberg also wrote about improving Libtool support for
AIX.  Help is always gratefully acknowledged.


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