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Re: libtool problem on system with 32 and 64 bit libraries

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: libtool problem on system with 32 and 64 bit libraries
Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 13:12:51 -0500 (CDT)

On Tue, 12 May 2009, Markus Elfring wrote:
I am also interested to convert the wording from the specification into
something where specific default settings can be processed automatically.

Will it be worth to invite more software developers to proposals and
participation in the required modelling of data structures and programming

It does not seem likely that anything as exotic as data structures and programming interfaces would be required. What is necessary is to get the right people interested. Once the specification is written, and the various popular operating systems start to come with the file, then libtool could start to pay attention to it. Things like this typically take years to accomplish.

The FHS was relatively easy to work out since it was based on long-standing conventions established by SunOS in the late '80s and early '90s. A multi-lib architecture description format would be entirely new so someone would need to invent it and propose it to the right group of people to propel it to standard status. An alternative is to follow the approach used by pkg-config and simply show up with the right tool for the job.

Bob Friesenhahn
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,

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