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Re: GNU Libtool 1.5.8 released.

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: GNU Libtool 1.5.8 released.
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2004 10:44:06 -0500 (CDT)

On Wed, 11 Aug 2004, Peter O'Gorman wrote:

Joe Orton wrote:

It always disappoints me to do so too, that's why I'm making this plea :) The fact that libtool 1.5-based configure scripts fail on systems
without a C++ compiler is a severe regression which outweighs all the
great features and fixes since 1.4, unfortunately.

I guess I must have seen this report at some point, but I don't remember having done so :(

It has been reported a number of times, and I believe I expressed on the list that this was the single most significant bug related to libtool 1.5.

The problem is really related to Autoconf, and how Autoconf handles the failure of the pre-processor. Autoconf seems to treat secondary (non-C) languages with the same priority as it does the C language. It does not warn and continue on.

Unfortunately, libtool 2.0 may not be the perfect cure since some projects optionally depend on C++ so they may request that libtool be configured to support C++, and fail as a result.

Bob Friesenhahn

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