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Re: libtool crap [Re: SDL c102 transition]

On Fri, Mar 14, 2003 at 02:24:56PM +0000, Scott James Remnant wrote:

> Debian libtool isn't normally used by Debian maintainers, unless they
> libtoolize && aclocal && autoconf their package.  It *IS* used by
> software developers who use Debian.

> The way libtool currently works does not affect the second, and most
> important, type negatively at all.

Yes, it does.  It generates direct references for indirect dependencies,
increasing the likelihood of multiple versions of a library being loaded
into the address space of a process during an ABI transition (and
segfaults ensue).

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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