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Subject Re: Since we are talking about libtool....
Date Mon, 04 Dec 2000 23:15:58 GMT

> If I ship a precompiled version of Apache 2.0, will it be possible for folks
> that install/use that precompiled version to build DSOs to link into the
> server -without- using libtool (or any other GPL'ed tool)?   I always thought
> so, but now (after mucking around with PHP 4.0, which is quite cool BTW) I
> think not. And Apache's apxs script now has libtool calls all over the place
> and libtool (the generated script) is most definitely GPLed. I would think
> this would be a serious problem for anyone who ships precompiled binaries as
> part of a larger product (IBM HTTP Server, Oracle HTTP Server, Covalent Raven,
> et. al.) if they want to allow folks to build DSOs to link into these servers.

It is possible to build modules without libtool.  Both mod_perl anmd
mod_snake for 2.0 have their own build environments, that do not use apxs
or libtool.


Ryan Bloom               
406 29th St.
San Francisco, CA 94131

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