Subject: Re: libtool on a.out - again!
To: Nick Hudson <>
From: Dr. Lex Wennmacher <wennmach@geo.Uni-Koeln.DE>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/06/2000 14:38:08
On Sep 6,  1:17pm, Nick Hudson wrote:
> Subject: libtool on a.out - again!
> It seems as though libtool is broken for a couple (if not more) a.out
> platforms. The platforms being arm32 (see PR/10908) and sparc (see
> PR/8669). I've attached a patch that will revert libtool to using ld for
> a.out platforms that I would like to commit during the freeze. Is this
> OK?
> Comments, thoughts?

We have severe problems with a.out (lots of packages are broken on i386/1.4.2
-- they build, but the executables won't run). I'm not a libtool expert and
have not reviewed Nick's patch, but if it fixes the a.out brokeness it should
definately be committed.