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Re: Get rid of libtool? [was Re: Makefile problems]

On Wed, Feb 27, 2002 at 11:02:04PM -0300, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> On Feb 25, 2002, Richard Henderson <> wrote:
> > At present I believe the answer to the first question is "one".
> > You are the only person I'm aware of that works on gcc that knows
> > how to figure out what's happening when something goes wrong with
> > libtool.  Note that this is immaterial to whether or not it is
> > libtool that is at fault -- one must still track down the cause,
> > which means understanding how libtool works.
> I agree.  This is a problem.  There are 3 ways to fix it:
> - getting more people to understand libtool :-)
> - giving up on libtool and duplicating it poorly, probably running
>   into the security problems I mentioned above
> - getting some people to reimplement (relevant parts of) libtool for
>   GCC such that we no longer depend on a single person

Have the libtool issues been directed to the libtool mailing list
where others are watching? Would be nice if GCC used a more recent
version of libtool from CVS.

albert chin (

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