Subject: Re: libtool and a.out
To: None <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 06/20/2000 14:19:32
On Tue, 20 Jun 2000 wrote:

: any comments if the below libtool change for a.out makes sense?  

Okay, what is this check supposed to show?  That a library is either static
or shared?  (In that case, checking for '.a' vs. '.so*' should be fine,
or if you're really anal about it, look for the !<arch>\n magic signature.)

I really don't want to see a script depend solely on [arbitrary] strings
output by file(1) as a determination method.  file(1) is NOT part of the

-- Todd Vierling (