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Re: AIX5.x bug in libtool as generated by configure script used by couri

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: AIX5.x bug in libtool as generated by configure script used by courier-authlib-0.57)
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 13:52:50 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.11

Hi Jørgen,

* Jørgen Moth wrote on Wed, Nov 16, 2005 at 01:41:49PM CET:
> Hi
> I was requested to forward the following description (and solution) of
> an error in the libtool generating part of the configure script used
> by the courier people. Please respond to address@hidden for any
> further information.

> We have been strugling without success for a long time now to install
> the new separated courier-authlib on IBM AIX 5.x to allow us to switch
> to the latest version of the courier packages. At last we have now
> identified the culpit:
> The libtool script generated by the configure script is not well
> suited for the courier-authlib package when installed on AIX 5.x.
> The configure script erroneously presumes that the IBM linker
> automatically will locate and include all objects that define the
> symbols being listed in the exp-file.
> Owing to this mistake the code for aix4 and aix5 in the script sets
> whole_archive_flag_spec='   ' (a single space), thereby activating a
> wrong branch of the convenience library code in libtool.
> After having modified this setting to whole_archive_flag_spec=
> (empty),  thereby suppressing linker-automated whole-archive
> processing on AIX5, courier-authlib installs smoothly!

Thank you for this bug report.  In fact, we have fixed this behavior in
the CVS HEAD version of Libtool (along with a couple more changes for
AIX), but not ported the patch back to branch-1-5.  

I'll go and see if I can find the commits that fixed this, and backport

>  I hope this message will reach the proper person responsible for the
>  authlib configure script. If we can be of any further help to enhance
>  configure and libtool please don't hesitate to contact us.

Well, it would still be good if you notified the author of the package
to use an updated Libtool for courier-authlib.  We hope to release
1.5.22 very soon.


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