Problem with libtool and aclocal
Wed Jun 21 10:59:00 GMT 2000
At 10:54 AM 6/21/00 +1000, Alan Modra wrote:
>On Tue, 20 Jun 2000, Syd Polk wrote:
> > At 10:11 AM 6/21/00 +1000, Alan Modra wrote:
> > >OK, can we see your patches please? Post them to the binutils list;
> > >There are many people reading this list with more experience in configury
> > >issues than I have.
> > Patches to libtool.m4? Or patches to aclocal.m4 and configure? These files
> > are autogenerated by aclocal and autoconf, and the patches are usually
> > quite heinous.
>Excuse me for being a little dense. After re-reading your original mail,
>I assume you want to update one or more of the versions of autoconf,
>automake, and libtool that are supposed to be used by binutils
>maintainers. Since it was intended that binutils eventually move to
>released versions of these tools, and we have a late May release of
>libtool, that sounds like a good idea.
>Note that it's not sufficient to just check in generated files that have
>been created by newer tools, because the next autoconf or automake run by
>one of the maintainers will undo any fixes. You need to post an
>announcement that you've put new snapshots of the configury tools on
>sourceware.cygnus.com/pub/binutils/, and ask that all maintainers please
>update their tools.
So I need to build your maintainer-tools for you? I don't think I even have
write access to that portion of sourceware. I have informed you that there
is a new libtool patch. I was expecting that you would check out the
source, build the new maintainer tools and rerun aclocal and autoconf. I
was not expecting to have to do that myself since I am not a maintainer of
binutils; I was just informing you of the problem.
Syd Polk firstname.lastname@example.org
Engineering Manager +1 415 777 9810 x 241
Red Hat, Inc.
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