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Re: MSYS+MSVC for libtool branch-2-0, take 2

From: Charles Wilson
Subject: Re: MSYS+MSVC for libtool branch-2-0, take 2
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 08:35:44 -0400
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Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
* Peter Ekberg wrote on Fri, Jun 17, 2005 at 03:15:33PM CEST:
Yes. That, and I'm unsure of if there are any patches needed for
Cygwin (which I guess I would be using to bootstrap) and since
Cygwin has a strange side-by-side installation of autotools.

Not anymore. Or, well, it's still strange but less so. We now follow the Debian/Red Hat/Mandriva "standard" where

  (1) autoconf2.13 is installed in /usr/ as 'autoconf-2.13',
      'ifnames-2.13', etc
  (2) autoconf2.59 is installed in /usr/ as 'autoconf-2.5x',
      'autom4te-2.5x', etc
  (3) there exist /usr/bin/autoconf, /usr/bin/ifnames, etc. scripts
      which detect/choose the appropriate version to delegate to.
(4) automake1.x.latest are all installed into /usr/. The main scripts
      live in /usr/bin as 'automake1.x' and 'aclocal1.x'.
  (5) update-alternatives is used to maintain symlinks from
      /usr/bin/automake and /usr/bin/aclocal to the desired version
  (6) there is only one libtool, currently version 1.5.18, installed
      as /usr/bin/libtool.

I vaguely remember that you need to have only one of the packages
installed (e.g., only Autoconf-2.59, but not 2.13).

Yes, that was true under the "old" wierd cygwin installation, and still is true under the "new" regime.


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