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Re: libtool make dist

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: Re: libtool make dist
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2003 16:08:49 +0000
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Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
| On Fri, 21 Nov 2003, Gary V. Vaughan wrote:
|>I can't remove this because the dist will fail without it.  This rule descends
|>into the testdirs and runs their configure scripts, in order that when the
|>dist rule proper calls upon the testdir Makefile's own dist rule, the Makefile
|>is already there.
|>| Besides, it often doesn't work and it can take a very long time:
|>This must be because you haven't executed the testsuite:  Notice that the
|>configure is only run for each testsuite Makefiles (@DIST_MAKEFILE_LIST@) that
|>is out of date.
|>| checking for Fortran 77 name-mangling scheme... configure: error:
|>| cannot compile a simple Fortran program
|>| See `config.log' for more details.
|>| make: *** [tests/f77demo/Makefile] Error 1
|>This is telling you that you haven't tested the f77 support in libtool before
|>you are rolling a distribution.
| Even though the OS happens to be Linux, there is no Fortran install on
| this box.  It would be smart for the Libtool tests to change language
| tests from "Fail" to "Untested" if the required compiler is not
| available.  That way 'make check' can succeed based on the available
| compilers.  This would seem to be a requirement for non-GCC
| environments.

Agreed.  Well volunteered :-)

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