Updated: libtool-20020202a-1

Charles Wilson cwilson@ece.gatech.edu
Tue Dec 31 07:35:00 GMT 2002

The libtool package has been updated from version 20010531a-1
to version 20020202a-1.  Recall that this package is not the
REAL autoconf.  It's a set of wrapper scripts that call the
REAL libtool from libtool-stable or libtool-devel, depending
on the needs of your target.  See this message

   o fix M4PATH obliteration (thanks to James Harvey for
     pointint out the bug)
   o Add special handling for --version when no configure.ac
     or configure.in file is found (thanks to
     James Roberts-Thomson and Ron Parker)
   o Add a guard to avoid infinite loop when -devel or
     -stable packages are not installed.  (thanks to
     Pavel Tsekov for pointing out the bug)

Please see the NOTES at the end of this message

Chuck Wilson

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link
on the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to
your system.  Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick
up 'libtool' from the 'Devel' category.  You may need to click the
"Full" button if it doesn't show up.

Note that downloads from sources.redhat.com (aka cygwin.com) aren't
allowed due to bandwidth limitations.  This means that you will need
to find a mirror which has this update.

In the US, ftp://mirrors.rcn.net/mirrors/sources.redhat.com/cygwin/
is a reliable high bandwidth connection.

In Japan, ftp://ftp.u-aizu.ac.jp/pub/gnu/gnu-win32/ is already

In DK, http://mirrors.sunsite.dk/cygwin/ is usually up-to-date.

If one of the above doesn't have the latest version of this package
you can either wait for the site to be updated or find another

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1) libtool (along with autoconf and automake) are really only for
developer use.  If you don't already have a good understanding of
how to use the tools -- and experience using them on a "normal"
unix platform -- then you probably DON'T want to "learn" with this
port.  The combination of
   a) the brain dead DLL format (compared to elf shared libs)
   b) still evolving shared lib support in the binutils/gcc/cygwin
   c) the VERY beta status of libtool-devel
   d) the wacky -stable/-devel/wrapper structure we are forced to
means that cygwin is NOT a good platform to "learn how to use
the autotools".  PLEASE do not ask for tutorials on
automake/autoconf/libtool use on the cygwin mailing list -- you will
either be ignored, or mocked.

2) ALL libtools since version 1.4 (May 2001) have dispensed with
ltconfig.sh.  So, when re-libtoolizing, be sure to delete ltconfig.sh

3) You can't "pick and choose".  If you want to use libtool-devel, you
must also use automake-devel and autoconf-devel.  Likewise, all of the
-stable versions must be used together.

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