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bug#13414: [Werner Koch] Re: [pkg-gnupg-maint] Bug#814951: libassuan: ad

From: Pavel Raiskup
Subject: bug#13414: [Werner Koch] Re: [pkg-gnupg-maint] Bug#814951: libassuan: add libassuan-mingw-w64-dev for cross-building to Windows targets
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2016 12:44:47 +0100
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Hi Daniel,

On Saturday 20 of February 2016 14:29:47 Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
> Over on https://bugs.debian.org/814951, Werner Koch and i are discussing
> how https://debbugs.gnu.org/13414 is still a problem with libtool.  In
> particular, GNU libtool can't seem to detect that a .def file is valid
> unless EXPORT is the literal first line in the file (it chokes when
> blank lines or comments precede EXPORT).
> Werner supplied the patch below to fix libtool.  The upstream bug
> appears to have a rather different set of patches.  Either way, the
> problem should be cleaned up in libtool, as it's causing a series of
> workarounds for cross-building things on debian for the Windows
> platform.
> Is there some reason for the delay upstream besides lack of time to work
> on it?  Should debian go ahead and apply one of the proposed patches
> downstream in the meantime?

>From the patch itself:

    There is no need to send this upstream.  Upstream's git master has a
    lot of changes including a similar fix for this problems.  There are
    no signs that a libtool 2.4.3 will be released to fix this problem and
    thus we need to stick to our copy of 2.4.2 along with this patch.

It is quite some time libtool 2.4.3 was released, the latest release is 2.4.6
now.  Can you check that update helps?


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