Problems with updating nearly any package meant for Cygwin or using packages such as libtool

Dave Korn
Thu Nov 17 20:51:00 GMT 2011

On 17/11/2011 20:38, Dave Korn wrote:
> On 17/11/2011 20:33, Dave Korn wrote:
>> On 17/11/2011 13:00, marco atzeri wrote:

>>> These are upstream bugs in configure, looking for the lib
>>> is wrong as different platforms have different conventions.
>>> They should only look for the header.
>>   Well, they could look for the lib too, as long as they used the correct
>> autoconf macro (AC_CHECK_LIB or AC_SEARCH_LIB) to do so.  
>   Whoops, no they can't.  The hydra configure script isn't from autconf at
> all; it's just hand-written.

  Good grief.  It also has a and a, but it doesn't use
automake, and their contents are unrelated.  It just cats them together into
the final makefile!


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