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Re: GNU Libtool 2.1b released (alpha release)

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: GNU Libtool 2.1b released (alpha release)
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2008 10:21:19 -0600 (CST)

On Wed, 6 Feb 2008, Gary V. Vaughan wrote:

With only one bug reported and fixed since Feb 1, either this is the
most spectacularly well engineered release in the history of libtool,
or else it is the least well tested release ever...

I did voice one minor complaint on another list (automake). I don't like this one line in libltdl/


since it still necessitate a recursive build when/if this Automake-contributed build rule is fixed:

        $(MAKE) $(AM_MAKEFLAGS) all-am

so that it looks like

all: all-am

when BUILT_SOURCES is not defined and therefore avoids unnecessary recursion to achieve non-recursive build nirvana.

Using BUILT_SOURCES is similarly evil to using SUBDIRS to a project desiring a completely non-recursive build.

If there is a way to replace this with proper dependencies/rules prior to release, I would be very happy indeed.

Ralph says this is not important but to me it is like purchasing a brand new sports car and noticing a small key mark on the driver side door. Not important to function but annoying as hell to the innate perfectionist.

Bob Friesenhahn
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,

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