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Re: 60-gary-remove-libltdl-subconfigury.patch [Was Re: configuring liblt

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: Re: 60-gary-remove-libltdl-subconfigury.patch [Was Re: configuring libltdl]
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2003 13:24:52 +0000
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Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
| On Wed, 26 Nov 2003, Gary V. Vaughan wrote:
|>Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
|>>The issues I mention are primarily philosophical and religious.
|>>There is a subversive element of open source society that is willing
|>>to use Autoconf and Libtool, but not Automake.  The FreeType and
|>>libJPEG projects come to mind.  If AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE is used, then
|>>Automake must be installed in order to maintain the package, even if
|>>the dependent package uses JAM, GNU make, BSD make, Imake, or
|>>hand-coded traditional make.
|>Okay, stage 1.  Lets make a start at this and resolve the issues as we find
|>them.  As a bonus this shaves another 10% of the dist tarball size.  We are
|>already not far off half the size of libtool-1.5.tar.gz! :-)
|>Okay to commit?
| It seems like this should require a documentation change since
| presumably 'libtoolize --ltdl' and 'libtoolize --ltdl-tar' won't
| produce the same results anymore.  Or perhaps I am missing something,
| and only libtool itself is effected.

- --ltdl-tar is already broken.  Stage 2 should be to get them working with the
new directory structure.

Stage 3 should be to figure out how to support automakeless environments.

Its a fairly big change conceptually, so I dare say that stages 4 through 13
will be to fix things that crawl out of the woodwork in the next couple of 

| Otherwise, it looks fine to me.

I'll commit as is, and send a patch for re-enabling libtoolize's ltdl options
along with updated documentation.  I'm still convinced that --ltdl-tar is
useless, and might drop that option if it proves time consuming to rework it.

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