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Re: building in directory with SPC

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: building in directory with SPC
Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2008 13:23:27 +0200
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Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello Simon,
> Thanks for the report.

Hi Ralf.  Thanks for prompt reply!

> * 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.

I understand.  And there is a simple workaround.  So I was mostly
interested in understanding what the latest thoughts were on this.  I
have updated the debian bug tracker link with this information, in case
others end up chasing down this bug in the future.


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