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Re: Libtool versioning for the Git repository

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: Libtool versioning for the Git repository
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2008 23:13:52 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

Hi Jeremiah,

thanks for the report.  I was not aware of this.

* Jeremiah Wilson wrote on Wed, Oct 08, 2008 at 08:49:47PM CEST:
> I think that instead of having the more recent version at the end of
> the version string, it should be in front of the parentheses.
> So, instead of: libtool (GNU libtool 1.3016 2008-10-05) 2.2.7a
> I propose: libtool 2.2.7a (GNU libtool 1.3016 2008-10-05)
> The reason for this is that certain programs(Gnash BZR repository,
> Subversion SVN repository, etc.) appear to look inside the parentheses
> for the libtool version, which subsequently causes the autogen script
> to either fail or use the version of libtool inside the parentheses.

Can you post an example failure that is caused by this, including
package this happens with, commands called, and output copy'n'pasted?


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