Updated: libtool-devel-20020705-2

Charles Wilson cwilson@ece.gatech.edu
Mon Jul 15 23:05:00 GMT 2002

The 'libtool-devel' package has been updated to 20020705-2
It contains a (slightly) hacked version of libtool (from
CVS 05-July-2002), installed into /usr/autotool/devel/*.
Most of our earlier changes have been absorbed into the
official libtool CVS.  However, this version contains some
new fixes based on feedback from the cygwin list.  Hopefully
those changes will soon be accepted into official libtool
CVS soon.

Changes since 20020502-2:
   * split the DLL out into a separate package: 'libltdl3'
   * some usability fixes for w9x/me
   * don't hardcode the compiler's private version'ed directory;
     compute it at runtime (Nicholas Wourms)

See the NOTES at the end of this email for some additional
information, and recent 'make check' results.

Chuck Wilson

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With the patched automake-1.6.2, libtool (CVS 2002-07-05) as
patched, passes all tests but:
    build-relink2             (***.dll not found win32 popups)

mdemo-inst (mdemo-conf and mdemo-shared):

modules are not installed in the path, nor are they in
the same directory as the executable.  So, the test
fails because windows can't find the installed DLL.
This is a testing error, not a real error.  Setting the
$PATH appropriately, and the test succeeds.


I fixed one bug, but another showed up: $PATH doesn't
get set properly when running this test...This test
used to get skipped on cygwin, but no longer?

compile mode seems okay
install mode seems okay
link mode *always* fails -- like this:
   "failed: mkdir .libs
    gcc -o hell.exe -g -O -Wl,-someflag=test foo.o"
?? *mkdir* fails??
But it works fine in compile mode---
   "passed: mkdir .libs
    gcc -c "-DVAR= test    " foo.c  -DPIC -o .libs/foo.o
    gcc -c "-DVAR= test    " foo.c -o foo.o >/dev/null 2>&1"

PASSED:  build-relink

build-relink didn't get skipped like it used to be in 20020316-1.
We expect a failure here, and we got it -- so technically we PASSED
this test.  However, the failure mode was a Win32 popup "procedure
entry point foo could not be located in the dynamic link library
cyghello-2.dll" -- requiring manual intervention to dismiss the

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