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Re: [1.5.1 PATCHES] Things I would like to merge from HEAD to branch-1-5
Gary V. Vaughan
Re: [1.5.1 PATCHES] Things I would like to merge from HEAD to branch-1-5 for a libtool 1.5.1 release
Thu, 22 Jan 2004 13:40:51 +0000
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Scott James Remnant wrote:
| I think the Makefile somebody managed to get automake to generate was
| calling configure which, when make was again called from inside the
| configure script hadn't yet output config.status -- they ended up with
| an infinite loop of make calling configure calling make calling
| configure calling make....
That can still happen in 1.5 if you ^C out of a partial bootstrap, and the
timestamps are messed up. I can't remember the files involved, but I rm the
files from the libtool bootstrap to prevent it when building libtool. The
same problem can occur in dists that build a libtool but don't have a similar
| I've never been able to replicate it with up to date tools, but it fixed
| it for them. So I'm not overly worried if this doesn't go in to 1.5.1,
| I was almost toying with not including it in the list but figured I'd
| stick everything in as separate patches so we could pick and choose.
Ah, that make sense. In that case, go ahead and apply that one too, with a
more verbose changelog that explains what the patch is for.
| On Thu, 2004-01-22 at 09:45, Gary V.Vaughan wrote:
| > We should definitely make this diagnosis in HEAD though, because there
| > Make is no longer involved in the bootstrap, and missing both ltmain.in
| > and ltmain.sh at configure time is fatal, bootstrap or no.
| The new code for 1.6 doesn't have the problem, as there's no way for
| infinite loops like this to occur.
Indeed. It would be nice if we could tell our users that they forgot to copy
ltmain.sh into their distribution though.
Gary V. Vaughan ())_. address@hidden,gnu.org}
Research Scientist ( '/ http://www.oranda.demon.co.uk
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