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Re: [libtool 2.2] testsuite: 19 35 36 44 45 46 48 49 50 51 52 53 60 61 6

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: Re: [libtool 2.2] testsuite: 19 35 36 44 45 46 48 49 50 51 52 53 60 61 62 64 failed [GNU/Linux PowerPC]
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 17:07:33 -0500

[[libtool-patches removed from Cc:]]

On 6 Mar 2008, at 16:52, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
* Gary V. Vaughan wrote on Thu, Mar 06, 2008 at 10:41:47PM CET:
On 6 Mar 2008, at 15:03, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
There needs to be a way to output any warnings at the tail end of  
configure so that at least someone is more likely to see them.   
Without adequate notification to the user, the user is likely to try  
'make' and then find that libtool does not work.

Oo! Oo!  Add that to the libtool-2.4 roadmap! :-)

FWIW, I don't think that's a good request.  Let the package developer
put at the end what she wants to.  If we start automatizing duplicating
messages in Libtool or Autoconf, then in a couple of years the number of
such messages will be so large that somebody will scream: "let's put the
*really* important messages once more *after that*!"

That's not a workable solution.  The normal configure output and
config.log were invented to do what Bob wants.  Libtool cannot in
general know what is important for the package, IMVHO.  So if the
functioning of a compiler is important, then configure should simply
fail if the compiler does not work.

Good point. Although an LT_ macro to spew a diversion collecting libtool
configure time warnings (or similar) to make it easy for developers to
add a consistently formatted summary at the end of their configure.ac
still seems like a nice idea to me.

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