libtool, how should the version be parsed?

René Berber
Sat May 16 04:17:00 GMT 2009

Charles Wilson wrote:

> So, next time, kindly refrain from accusing my package of insanity.  But
> while we're on the subject...libtool-1.4 dates from 27-Nov-2003, more
> than 5.5 years ago...

Thanks for all the info.  I learned something new.

As for the old version, that's just a requirement, libtool 1.4 or
newer... but since the autoconf script complains it must have taken the
1.3.x as version... yes, it does:

$ libtoolize --version | sed 's/^[^0-9]*\([0-9].[0-9.]*\).*/\1/'


Weird, its looking for the first number, must be as confused as I am, I
can understand if something is version X and part of say coreutils
version Y, but libtool X being part of "GNU libtool" Y?
René Berber

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