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Re: [PATCH]: mknetrel builds Guile #3: libtool

Jan Nieuwenhuizen wrote:

Christopher Faylor <> writes:

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.

Ok.  So libtool is probably still broken.  I'm not going to fix
libtool and cannot allow myself to spend too much extra time on this.
(Actually, I've spent so much time on Guile and Cygwin the past week,
that I had complaints from a Lily developer; we're gearing up for
1.6). In the meantime, I must see Guile being packaged.

I've offered you a, as I think, fairly clean and concise workaround to
build libtool DLLs with mknetrel, with Guile as a nice working example
for others to follow.  As it stands, I don't see a good way now to use
mknetrel to build Guile, so I probably won't bother you with patches
to build Guile (or libtool packages) with mknetrel.

I think you made the right decision to go ahead with guile for now. You can always release the next version/update of guile using mknetrel if/when it will do what you need.

But don't give up on mknetrel -- it is GOOD that cgf is going slow and careful. Since he uses mknetrel to package the 30 or more packages that he maintains, any breakage of mknetrel could create severe problems -- for him and for the rest of us. :-)

Slow and steady wins the race. You don't have reach the "ultimate solution" with mknetrel right away. Come back to it after lily-1.66, and see how you can work with cgf's requirements.


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