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Re: 66-gary-libtool-macros-in-share-libtool.patch

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: Re: 66-gary-libtool-macros-in-share-libtool.patch
Date: Wed, 07 Jan 2004 15:00:47 +0000
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Scott James Remnant wrote:
| This means that ltdl.m4 and libtool.m4 will be distributed as part of
| the source of each program and m4_include()d by aclocal instead of
| verbatim copied from a random directory on disk, yes?

Exactly.  And ltsugar.m4 ;-)

| Is this the start of the end of /usr/share/aclocal ?  (I would not be
| sorry to see it go, this method seems FAR more sensible and less prone
| to random changes caused by one's system).

It is the middle of the end... autopoint has been doing something similar for
quite some time, although it keeps it's files in /usr/share/aclocal. :-)  I
hope that it will take stock of the changes in aclocal-1.8 and maintain its
own store of macros like we plan to do.

| Firstly a question about libtoolize: how will func_serial_update cope
| with CVS revisions?  We'd have to use --force all the time?

One theory says that we should change the serial number whenever we edit the
files.  In practice it is too easy to forget to do that.  For now, --force is
the best solution.  High on my TODO list is a libtool patch to do version
sanity checking between macro files and, which will involve
revisiting the way we version these files.  # serial doesn't really cut it.

We also need to get libtoolize --ltdl working again, and then we can start
releasing alphas! :-D

| However I'm afraid I cannot accept this patch, yet...
| You forgot m4/ltsugar.m4 :-)

But I hadn't applied patch-61 when I submitted, you fiend :-b

Actually, libtoolize is inferior to the task of copying the contents of
pkgmacrodir into the working tree.  Good catch.  See patch-68.

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