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Re: guile build failure - help !

From: Neil Jerram
Subject: Re: guile build failure - help !
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 23:31:06 +0000

2008/11/24 Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden>:
> Hi!
> "Neil Jerram" <address@hidden> writes:
>> Surely - if we build the distro with 2.2, and then a user tries to
>> build with 1.5.26 - we will then get a definition of
>> lt__PROGRAM__LTX_preloaded_symbols in the autogenerated code
>> (guileS.o), and a reference from guile.c to lt_preloaded_symbols.  And
>> hence still an unresolved external?
> By "building", you mean re-running `libtoolize', e.g., via `autoreconf'.

No.  I mean just ./configure && make && make install.

> If by "building" we just mean running "./configure && make install",
> then it's really compatible (Libtool is just a script that's bundled
> with the tarball).

But the problem (as I see it) is that the script can be incompatible
with the /usr/include/libltdl.h on the user's machine.

> Now, it looks like `' will need to be changed incompatibly,
> which means that developers will all have to switch to 2.2.  It's
> annoying, but probably a reasonable thing to ask.  What do you think?

I'm not against doing that now (and I think it was only me against
before).  But I don't feel confident yet that we've understood the
technical implications of switching.


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