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[FYI] Gary's suggested documentation/NEWS updates.

From: Scott James Remnant
Subject: [FYI] Gary's suggested documentation/NEWS updates.
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 14:23:29 +0000

Applied to HEAD.

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

Index: ChangeLog
RCS file: /cvsroot/libtool/libtool/ChangeLog,v
retrieving revision 1.1457
diff -u -r1.1457 ChangeLog
--- ChangeLog   24 Mar 2004 14:10:25 -0000      1.1457
+++ ChangeLog   24 Mar 2004 14:22:32 -0000
@@ -1,5 +1,10 @@
 2004-03-24  Scott James Remnant  <address@hidden>
+       * NEWS: Explain more fully why we no longer load libraries
+       with global symbol resolution.
+       * doc/libtool.texi (libtool script contents): Add missing
+       documentation for 'inherit_rpath' variable.
        * Catch errors during calls to AC_PROG_CXX,
        AC_PROG_CXXCPP and AC_PROG_F77 before LT_INIT.  Only set the
        HAVE_CXX and HAVE_F77 conditions to true if an error didn't
Index: NEWS
RCS file: /cvsroot/libtool/libtool/NEWS,v
retrieving revision 1.141
diff -u -r1.141 NEWS
--- NEWS        24 Mar 2004 04:00:46 -0000      1.141
+++ NEWS        24 Mar 2004 14:22:32 -0000
@@ -37,7 +37,9 @@
 * Speed up max_cmd_len check.
 * New function in libltdl: lt_dlhandle_find provides access to module handles
   by module name.
-* libltdl no longer loads shared libraries with global symbol resolution.
+* libltdl no longer loads shared libraries with global symbol resolution,
+  this caused problems when the symbols were intended to be overriden further
+  up the stack; it is also not recommended practice.
 * make install now deletes preexisting $prefix/share/libtool before installing
   latest files.
 * Extracting symbols from an import library on cygwin and win32 now works.
Index: doc/libtool.texi
RCS file: /cvsroot/libtool/libtool/doc/libtool.texi,v
retrieving revision 1.155
diff -u -r1.155 libtool.texi
--- doc/libtool.texi    21 Mar 2004 16:05:28 -0000      1.155
+++ doc/libtool.texi    24 Mar 2004 14:22:34 -0000
@@ -4713,6 +4713,12 @@
 List of symbols that must always be exported when using @var{export_symbols}.
 @end defvar
address@hidden inherit_rpath
+Whether the linker adds runtime paths of dependency libraries to the
+runtime path list, requiring libtool to relink the output when installing.
+Set to @samp{yes} or @samp{no}.  Default is @samp{no}.
address@hidden defvar
 @defvar libext
 The standard old archive suffix (normally "a").
 @end defvar

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