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Re: Fix disable-static -all-static

From: Nix
Subject: Re: Fix disable-static -all-static
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 13:42:19 +0000
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On 24 Mar 2008, Ralf Wildenhues stated:

> * Ralf Wildenhues wrote on Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 12:56:56PM CET:
>> I'll address 25 separately (confirmed with --disable-static, BTW).
> Proposed, slightly ugly patch.

It's only ugly if you consider it nasty to encode knowledge of the
program being tested into the testsuite, and if that's bad then white-
box testing is hopeless and most of the new libtool testsuite goes to
the wall :)

>                                 Can you try it please, and do you have a

Done. (The new faster testsuite in 2.2 is decidedly nice.)


 25: static linking flags for programs               ok

yay! only 24 55 64 failed now: no new failures.

> name and email address to put in the ChangeLog and THANKS?

Nix <address@hidden> will do: it's the name I use most.

> Thus, OK to apply?

I say go for it, for what (nothing) my word is worth. (The `static'
libraries on AIX aren't really what other systems think of as static
libraries anyway, are they, what with the dynamic linker being able to
use them and all.)

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