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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: libltdl?
Date Tue, 28 Mar 2000 16:32:35 GMT
Another reminder that libtool does not correctly handle those
platforms with "traditional" versions of 'ar' that truncate filenames.
If we use/require libtool, then we basically break those systems.
This means object filenames of < 14/16 chars.

rbb@apache.org wrote:
> 
> 
> I would prefer to keep libtool out of APR, personally.  There are bugs
> with the Apache 1.3 code, and those would need to be fixed.  I also know
> that this basically means we are duplicating somebody else's work, and I
> dislike that idea.  Libtool has solved this problem, and we really
> shouldn't solve it again.  Perhaps the best solution is to use libtool
> until dsotool comes out, and then use it, like we have suggested before.
> 
> I hope you can tell I am torn on this issue.  I would like to keep APR
> small and flexible and as unreliant on other libraries as possible, but I
> would also rather not duplicate work.  I am perfectly willing to be
> persuaded one way or the other.
> 
> Ryan
> 
> On Tue, 28 Mar 2000, David Reid wrote:
> 
> > Up until now we haven't required libtool to build APR.  The recent dso 
> > stuff changes all that!  Now, I don't mind if we have to add libtool 
> > usage to APR, but I'd rather not.  APR is supposed to be "stand-alone" 
> > as a library.  I know the edges have been "blurring" slightly but up 
> > until this change you could build APR by simply doing 
> > autoconf;configure;make and all was OK.  You still can for OS2 or BeOS, 
> > but as the Unix dso code needs ltdl you can't.
> > 
> > So do we just go back to using the code from 1.3.x with all it's 
> > variants for Unix?  It'd be more in keeping with APR to date and 
> > shouldn't really change anything.
> > 
> > d.
> > 
> 
> 
> _______________________________________________________________________________
> Ryan Bloom                        	rbb@apache.org
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