PATCH: PR libjava/32078: Update libtool in classpath

H. J. Lu
Tue May 29 15:36:00 GMT 2007

On Tue, May 29, 2007 at 04:09:22PM +0100, Andrew Haley wrote:
> Paolo Bonzini writes:
>  > 
>  > >>>> Certainly.  Any compile-and-link tests won't work.
>  > >>> I'm sorry, I missed the "and link" part of your question.  Configury
>  > >>> tests of this kind really aren't going to work.  For things like tests
>  > >>> for PIC, it's pointless: gcj supports the same options as gcc.
>  > >> Then, does anybody know the very reason why all those tests are run 
>  > >> repeatedly for each language?
>  > > 
>  > > I will guess. It is because the C/C++/Java/Fortran/.. compilers may
>  > > not come from the same gcc version or based on gcc at all.
>  > 
>  > Okay, so we have a problem.  Because the patch you are proposing will 
>  > not be accepted in any way by upstream. :-(
> How come we are doing this *now*?  Why was it not a problem before,
> and what has changed?

The old libtool in gcc has been heavily hacked to support building
run-time libraries in gcc. The new libtool update removed most, if
not all, of those hacks, which got us here.


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