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Re: should libtool check for the correct version of find?
- From: Earnie Boyd <earnie at users dot sourceforge dot net>
- To: Matthew Arnison <mra at cisra dot canon dot com dot au>
- Cc: libtool at gnu dot org, cwilson at ece dot gatech dot edu, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2003 08:41:36 -0400
- Subject: Re: should libtool check for the correct version of find?
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Matthew Arnison wrote:
Hi libtool developers and users,
libtool appears to depend on Unix find. Under Cygwin, an incorrect path can
cause the Windows FIND to be used instead. To the untrained eye, (that is,
me two days ago) it's not obvious from the output of configure and libtool
that this has happened. The only warning I got was this:
FIND: Parameter format not correct
buried in the make output. The make does not actually fail until about a
page later in the transcript when a link fails with a series of "undefined
My suggestion is that libtool should get configure to check for the correct
version of find (i.e. Unix find not WINDOWS find) as part of checking the
general environment. I feel that configure's job is to check that all the
correct tools are in place to do a build, so if libtool is used, then
configure/libtool should check which find is being run.
Let's see, I've been involved with Cygwin for about five years and not
reading the Cygwin FAQ and other documentation before starting is the
biggest error from Cygwin newbies I've found. This isn't something
libtool needs to concern itself with.
I know that the Cygwin path order is a FAQ:
however in my case all the other standard Unix tools seemed to be working
OK. Although Cygwin sets up the correct PATH by default in /etc/profile,
if you login remotely this can be bypassed.
Then you've not setup Cygwin appropriately for this. Probably something
else that's in the FAQ.
Unfortunately I do not have time to contribute a patch.
Then it's a mute point.
But I thought you
might be interested to hear of this case. I think it might save some other
poor soul from the same painstaking search I just made.
Since, just as yourself, others will fail to read, others will still
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