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Re: Proposed libtool patch for MinGW

From: Max Bowsher
Subject: Re: Proposed libtool patch for MinGW
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 20:33:52 +0100

Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
> The attached patch to FSF CVS libtool is intended to make libtool
> (mostly) behave as it does for Cygwin when executed with MinGW.  It
> consists of contributions from Elizabeth Barham, and my own efforts.
> The DLLs are installed to $(libdir)/../bin as they currently are under
> Cygwin. Any change to this scheme should be common to both Cygwin &
> MinGW unless there is a reason for behaving differently.
> This patch allows a shared library build of ImageMagick (using both C
> & C++) to successfully build and install under MinGW using the MSYS
> shell environment.  I have not tried to build libtool modules with it
> yet (should be interesting).
> I am posting this patch with the expectation that concerned parties
> will inspect it, test it, and send any fixes so that it can be
> incorporated in libtool 1.5.

Please note that Cygwin's patched libtool contains a modification to
postinstall_cmds, which I suspect is related to ../bin, as it involves
calling basename.


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