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Re: [PATCH]: mknetrel builds Guile #3: libtool
On Mon, Jul 08, 2002 at 10:58:53PM -0400, Charles Wilson wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>On Tue, Jul 09, 2002 at 02:14:16AM +0200, Jan Nieuwenhuizen wrote:
>>> - fixes and preparations for building with libtool
>>Sorry, but I don't like this one. Does libtool *really* need to run
>>ld directly? That seems ill advised to me. It's usually better to
>>just run gcc.
>libtool needs to *know* what linker is being used -- but (at least on
>cygwin) it doesn't link using ld. It uses gcc.
>But, libtool.m4 does cause configure.in/configure to test ld's
>characteristics during configure -- and you want those tests to be
>performed on the correct ld.
How does libtool determine the correct linker? I have never had any
problems building things. I would think that if libtool needed to be
told to use i686-pc-cygwin-ld I would have noticed that by now.