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From: Scott James Remnant
Subject: Re: TODO
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 15:01:06 +0000

On Mon, 2004-11-15 at 10:51 -0800, Jacob Meuser wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 15, 2004 at 03:45:10PM +0000, Scott James Remnant wrote:
> > It does assume that all library dependencies are registered, yes.  This
> > has never been a problem, because we've never found any Libtool-produced
> > library that doesn't have all dependencies registered.
> > 
> > If this isn't the case, and at one time Libtool never registered all of
> > the dependencies, we should check for that.  Otherwise I don't see the
> > need -- we can assume sanity from our own output.
> for a long time, libtool did not handle -pthread properly.
It still doesn't, the current situation is a botch that produces the
right results but does it in the wrong way.  Libraries should record
what compiler/linker flags they need (-pthread is not a dependency

> I can point to at least a few .la files on my system that do
> not have -pthread or even other required libraries registered.
I'd be quite shocked if the current version of Libtool produces
libraries with -pthread in dependency_libs; I specifically wrote the
patch to prevent that, because it causes a lot of problems.

Have you ever, ever felt like this?
Had strange things happen?  Are you going round the twist?

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