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libtool generated by "GNU $PACKAGE" (was: [libtool 2.2] testsuite: 34 fa

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: libtool generated by "GNU $PACKAGE" (was: [libtool 2.2] testsuite: 34 failed)
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2008 22:14:20 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)

* Roberto Bagnara wrote on Mon, Mar 03, 2008 at 09:14:48PM CET:
> P.S. In ./libtool there is the line
>        # Generated automatically by config.status (GNU ppl) 0.10pre16
>      `ppl' is indeed the short name of the project.  I don't know
>      why it is preceded by "GNU".

Fixed with the patch below.  I don't care much that, in the Libtool
package itself, the will result in a libtool script with the line
# Generated automatically by config.status (libtool 1.2600 2008/03/02 02:19:16) 

instead of GNU libtool.

This has been reported several times, please speak up if I forgot to
mention a reporter.  The hard part with this patch was ensuring that
none of the libtool code uses this bit in a sed pattern (in some parts
script headers are checked, but not this one, apparently).

Cheers, and thanks to both of you for the report (I put you in THANKS),

2008-03-04  Ralf Wildenhues  <address@hidden>

        * libltdl/m4/libtool.m4 (_LT_CONFIG): Drop misleading `GNU'
        prefix before the host package name in the "Generated by" line
        for the libtool script.
        * THANKS: Update.
        Reports by Peter Rosin and Roberto Bagnara.

Index: libltdl/m4/libtool.m4
RCS file: /cvsroot/libtool/libtool/libltdl/m4/libtool.m4,v
retrieving revision 1.137
diff -u -r1.137 libtool.m4
--- libltdl/m4/libtool.m4       20 Feb 2008 20:11:39 -0000      1.137
+++ libltdl/m4/libtool.m4       4 Mar 2008 21:11:56 -0000
@@ -685,7 +685,7 @@
 #! $SHELL
 # `$ECHO "$ofile" | sed 's%^.*/%%'` - Provide generalized library-building 
support services.
-# Generated automatically by $as_me (GNU $PACKAGE$TIMESTAMP) $VERSION
+# Generated automatically by $as_me ($PACKAGE$TIMESTAMP) $VERSION
 # Libtool was configured on host `(hostname || uname -n) 2>/dev/null | sed 1q`:
 # NOTE: Changes made to this file will be lost: look at ltmain.sh.

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