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Re: libtool under msys bug

From: Sam Thursfield
Subject: Re: libtool under msys bug
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 04:07:41 +0100

On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 9:28 PM, Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> wrote:
> * Ralf Wildenhues wrote on Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 08:09:41PM CEST:
>> * Sam Thursfield wrote on Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 07:00:34PM CEST:
>> > I have found this bug in 1.5 and 2.2.4. The problem is $dllsearchpatch
>> > has a preceding :, which confuses Windows and causes the executable
>> > wrapper script to not work, because it sets PATH to something Windows
>> > doesn't understand. If the preceeding : is removed from PATH in the
>> > wrapper script, it locates all of the DLL's fine.
>> >
>> > I have attached my patch which fixes the issue, although I am not sure
>> > of its "correctness".
>> The patch is pretty obviously correct; I will apply it.
> Done.  Still, we would like to have a description of how to reproduce
> the bug, so we can add a testcase.

Hi, sorry about the delay. It's proving more difficult to reproduce
the bug than I anticipated - it occurs as I described during the
builds of glib and gtk+, but it's taking a while to work out exactly
what's causing the problem, as simple libtool projects don't exhibit
the same behaviour. Tomorrow I'll have a go at reducing a glib build
down to a testcase, rather than trying to come up with one from


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