Subject: Re: New libtool version
To: Nick Hudson <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/16/2000 06:35:10

I'm happy with the libtool upgrade, but just wanted to check to make sure
that we carry forward all the changes that were in the previous (nb6?)
version of package tool, and that our changes are being fed back to the
libtool maintainers.

Thanks for doing this,

On Mon, 16 Oct 2000 09:02:52 +0100, Nick Hudson wrote:

>  Now that the freeze is over (hurray!) I'd like to update libtool to the
>  (as yet unreleased) multi-language version. Here's why
>  1.	It supports C/C++/GCJ (obviously we don't have gcj yet...)
>  2.	It allows better control over link stages and hence can be
>  	tracked more closely.
>  3.	It supports inter-library dependencies properly.
>  4.	Some packages already includeand rely on functionality of the ml
>  	version, eg. KDE.
>  As far as the update goes I'm prepared to look into doing a bulk update
>  of the USE_LIBTOOL packages. It may take me a while, but the nights are
>  getting shorter and the days wetter.
>  If anyone sees any problems with this or would like to comment please
>  do...
>  Nick
>  -- 
>  aka,

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