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From Pier Fumagalli <p...@betaversion.org>
Subject FW: Jim volunteers - ASF libtool liaison
Date Tue, 09 Apr 2002 23:02:14 GMT
As always , forgetting reply-to-all...


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> From: Pier Fumagalli <pier@betaversion.org>
> Reply-To: members@apache.org
> Date: Tue, 09 Apr 2002 23:23:43 +0100
> To: <members@apache.org>
> Subject: Re: Jim volunteers - ASF libtool liaison
> "Jim Jagielski" <jim@jaguNET.com> wrote:
>> Good ASF members and developers... as those of you on the APR and HTTPD
>> lists are aware, there is a growing need for some of the patches and
>> improvements that we've run into regarding (mostly) libtool, to be
>> forwarded back to the libtool team. To make it easier to coordinate
>> this, I'm volunteering to be the liaison between the ASF and the
>> libtool team (this can grow to the Auto* team as well, if the
>> need arises).
>> At present, it appears that libtool 1.4.2 is not compatible with
>> at least 2 platforms that Apache 2.0 runs on: Darwin (OS X) and AIX.
>> If others on other projects have run into similar problems, please
>> send me your patches, and I'll coordinate them with the libtool
>> team. I'm sure the feedback will be appreciated!
> Jim...
>   the first thing little patch (it's really stupid, but it makes it work
> on OS/X), is already available since quite some time on my home page at
> http://www.apache.org/~pier/macosx/Patches/libtool-1.4.2.patch.gz
> I don't know whether it affects other stuff or not, but so far, it never
> failed working on Darwin with anything I needed to compile, and for sure it
> works with out stuff (eat our own dog food and screw the rest! :) :)
> The real problem with GNU libtool on Darwin, though, is versioning... OS/X
> support versioning for libraries (compatibility and current versions),
> inside the binary itself (which is _so_good_), and libtool doesn't really
> understands that... It just does its own way and so I usually end up having
> to relink every dylib... DOH! :)
>   Pier
> --
> I think that it's extremely foolish to name a server after the current U.S.
> President.                                                 B.W. Fitzpatrick

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