[PATCH] ugly binutils- bug

Kelledin kelledin+LFS at skarpsey.dyndns.org
Mon May 26 18:50:01 PDT 2003

On Monday 26 May 2003 08:41 pm, Greg Schafer wrote:
> On Mon, May 26, 2003 at 08:34:09PM -0500, Kelledin wrote:
> > As for that, isn't there a mythical "patched" version of
> > libtool that prunes out those crappy duplicates?  libtool is
> > the real problem here--it takes everything wholesale from
> > relevant .la scripts and doesn't bother to sort any of it
> > out.
> Recent libtools are a lot better. The default behaviour now is
> to strip out dupes. But it doesn't always work due to Makefile
> vagaries.
> ltmain.sh contains this:-
> "--preserve-dup-deps) duplicate_deps="yes" ;;"
> so you can tell it to preserve dupes if you want to.
> The real problem is that most libtool using pkg's come with
> their own libtool, so if it aint a newer version, then you're
> outta luck :-(

Unless, of course, we 'libtoolize --force' the package.

But then we have to re-run aclocal et al.  And we all know 
auto{conf,make} sucks for backwards compatibility, so then we 
might have to hack on the configure.{ac,in} scripts on a 
case-by-case basis.

Damn. :(

"If a server crashes in a server farm and no one pings it, does 
it still cost four figures to fix?"

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