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Re: building in directory with SPC

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: building in directory with SPC
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2008 13:06:16 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17 (2008-03-09)

Hello Simon,

Thanks for the report.

* Simon Josefsson wrote on Tue, Apr 01, 2008 at 12:11:32PM CEST:
> Hi!  Building libtool v2.2 and running 'make check' in a directory path
> containing SPC fails, see output below.

Libtool is not supported in a directory path containing a space.

> This was reported some time ago, see:
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=193163
> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-libtool/2003-11/msg00002.html
> The debian bug report also contains a patch.

90% of the patch are needless and thus useless noise, the 3 remaining
hunks touch but 1% of the real issues that libtool has with spaces.

> Would it be difficult to fix this?

Yes, a correct and thorough fix would require to rewrite large portions
of libtool and quite likely make it much slower than it is today.


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