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Re: autotools hurts my brain; it's a monster out of control

On Fri, Dec 05, 2008 at 12:28:44AM -0500, Peter Jones wrote:
> Responding to the correct mailing list for this discussion.  Cc:ing the other one.
> Ulrich Drepper wrote:
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>> John Dennis wrote:
>>> I've had my fill of autotool problems (especially libtool)
>> Don't throw in libtool with the rest.  libtool was available in the
>> spirit of the auto tools only in its very first version (which of those
>> reading this only Jim and Tom will know).  Then came the windows and
>> HP-SUX idiots and ruined it.  I've for the longest time said libtool
>> should not be used (and I don't do it in my code).  In the worst case a
>> simple Linux-only replacement for libtool should be used.

Could I ask you how are you building shared librares from one source
for multiple platforms? I need, for example, to compile and run shared
library on Linux, AIX, HP-UX and Solaris. Do you know what tool is
better than libtool?


Adam Tkac, Red Hat, Inc.

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