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Re: libtool 1.5 tag woes

From: Albert Chin
Subject: Re: libtool 1.5 tag woes
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 14:49:15 -0600
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On Wed, Nov 12, 2003 at 06:59:44PM +0100, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> I have just upgraded to libtool 1.5 (Debian's package which is taken
> out of CVS) and here are my first experiences.

HEAD or branch-1-5? I think development is happening on HEAD towards a
1.6 release.

> However, I have had serious problems trying to do this, because there is a
> complete dearth of docs about tags.  So far, my only solution has been to
> write an Autoconf macro that wraps AC_LIBTOOL_CONFIG with a customizable
> preamble: this way, I can put the code to do my custom changes in the
> preamble and invoke _LT_AC_LANG_C_CONFIG to create the tag.

There could definitely be improvement on tag support. Would be great
if the default language (C) was a "proper" tag as well.

> Finally, I am quite disgruntled by the 250kb of shell code that is included
> in every project even if the CXX/GCJ/F77/RC tags are never used; my solution
> has been to redefine AC_LIBTOOL_CXX_CONFIG and friends to a colon, but this
> is quite of a hack.  Again I ask if there is a nicer way to strip down my
> already huge (750kb) configure script.

Does this help?

albert chin (address@hidden)

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