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Re: aclocal search path and multiple versions of libtool (none install

From: Tim Mooney
Subject: Re: aclocal search path and multiple versions of libtool (none installed in same prefix as automake)
Date: Thu, 8 May 2003 13:13:54 -0500 (CDT)

In regard to: Re: aclocal search path and multiple versions of libtool...:

>Tim Mooney wrote:
>> The folks at Cygnus, when they were still Cygnus, had the best workaround
>> for auto Hell that I've seen.
>> Someone there wrote wrappers for the tools used to auto-ize a project
>> (e.g. libtoolize, autoconf, aclocal, etc).
>Actually, I wrote those wrappers (and I wrote the dirlist patch) -- but
>I am not and have never been an employee of Cygnus or Red Hat.  Just a
>humble cygwin user.  Unfortunately, while these wrappers have worked
>fine for cygwin, they are not quite as flexible as your description

My bad Charles.  I first saw the wrappers explained by someone at Cygnus,
and assumed they had developed them in-house.  I've never actually used
them (we use a slightly different solution to escape auto Hell, though
yours is more elegant) so I was going off memory from the descriptions
given by the Cygnus person.

Thanks for clearing up my misinformation.  :-|

>The wrappers are quite ugly, very hackish, but have worked with only
>minor tweaking for two years -- for the purposes of the cygwin platform.
>  If you want more flexibility (e.g. really managing the autotoolhell
>M,N,P tuples) then the wrappers may be a starting place, but they won't
>solve your problem.
>The source dist(s) are here:
>No fancy webpage.  Honestly, they aren't worth a web page...

Thanks for the link.

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