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Re: How to configure libtool so that it doesn't run some tests ?

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: How to configure libtool so that it doesn't run some tests ?
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 08:50:43 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.4.1i

* Howard Chu wrote on Mon, Aug 29, 2005 at 08:36:00AM CEST:
> * Patrick PĂ©lissier wrote on Fri, Feb 04, 2005 at 03:03:32PM CET:
> > How to configure libtool so that it doesn't run C++ / Fortran tests if
> > the library is a C library, and so doesn't need a C++ / fortran
> > compiler?  The project uses the other autotools and is a C library. I
> > haven't found this in the documentation.
> Sorry for dredging up an old question, but recently I was looking for 
> the same answer myself. This will probably make the libtool maintainers 
> cringe, but I've added this to our (using libtool 1.5.18) 
> to disable the extraneous language tests. (Put this somewhere before the 
> AC_PROG_LIBTOOL invocation.)


> dnl Disable libtool 1.5 support for languages we don't use
> define([AC_LIBTOOL_LANG_CXX_CONFIG], [:])dnl
> define([AC_LIBTOOL_LANG_F77_CONFIG], [:])dnl
> define([AC_LIBTOOL_LANG_GCJ_CONFIG], [:])dnl
> It shaves 12000 lines from our configure script and completes faster as 
> well (which is a real godsend on some of the ultra slow dev systems we 
> port to).

Sure.  It should serve as a good workaround.

Libtool 2.0 has this fixed, as already mentioned before.  I do not
intend to backport the fix (which doesn't require the user to change
libtool.m4 resp. aclocal.m4) because it is a bit involved.


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