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valgrind-tests.m4 is not compatible with libtool

From: Vincent Lefevre
Subject: valgrind-tests.m4 is not compatible with libtool
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 16:57:48 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21-6194-vl-r44775 (2011-07-13)


I've just done a test with the GNU MPC trunk, which is now based
on valgrind-tests.m4, and this is not compatible with libtool,
because it generates wrapper scripts.

valgrind-tests.texi says:

However, this means that binaries invoked through scripts will not be
invoked under valgrind, which could be solved by adding the following:

@end smallexample

And then modify the shell scripts to invoke the binary prefixed with

but the libtool scripts cannot be modified that way. There would be
2 solutions: use --trace-children (with its usual drawbacks concerning
the output) do something to invoke

  libtool --mode=execute valgrind ...

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