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Re: Removal of libtool1.4

On Thu, Jan 15, 2004 at 05:54:01PM +0000, Henning Makholm wrote:
> Scripsit Henning Makholm <henning@makholm.net>
> > What about packages whose maintainer uses libtool1.4 when generating
> > the source package, but don't build-depend on it?
> So far my script that checks for this has processed 384 of 7658 source
> packages, and is somewhere in the b's. It has found 19 copies of
> ltmain.sh from 1.5 and 31 copies of ltmain.sh from 1.4.

Hey good work!

> If the frequency of libtool1.4 use in the 'a' packages is
> representative of the whole archive, I expect to find about
> 540 source packages in total that have traces of libtool 1.4.

So, does this actually matter? The packages are still buildable, and
presumably still patchable if we need to do a security update. What more
do we want?


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