Subject: Re: libtool question...
To: Nick Hudson <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/21/2001 18:02:20
On Wed, 21 Mar 2001, Todd Vierling wrote:

: Could we possibly simplify the deplibs_check_method to something more like
: the following (in libtool.m4/configure)?  We shouldn't be using file(1), if
: possible, since its output could easily change between releases and
: architectures.

A correction; the original was missing closing brackets and wasn't very m4
friendly.  This one does a better job at being kind to m4.

Note that this is not actually tested yet, as I haven't the time to do that
today, but if you don't attack it shortly, I'll get to it soon after.


  if echo __ELF__ | $CC -E - | grep __ELF__ > /dev/null; then
    [lt_cv_deplibs_check_method='file_magic ^lib[^\.]\.so$']
    [lt_cv_deplibs_check_method='file_magic ^lib[^\.]\.so\.[0-9]+\.[0-9]+$']
changequote([, ])dnl
  lt_cv_file_magic_test_file=`echo /usr/lib/*`

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