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Re: binutils-gold and symbols files

Peter Fritzsche wrote:
> Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> > On Fri, 06 Nov 2009, Peter Fritzsche wrote:
> > > The output of `ld -v 2` is "GNU gold (GNU Binutils for Debian 2.20)
> > > 1.9". So it will catch the 1.9 here and just say "hey, i am sure that
> > > you are evil".... which is of course wrong. So auto* stuff must be
> > > updated here. I will create a bug for libtool.
> >
> > One is supposed to use Debian libtool, instead of whatever crap
> > (non-libtool) upstream added to the tarball, and this has been true for
> >  many years, now.
> >
> > Still, policy doesn't mandate that Debian libtool be used, and it will
> > take about 15 years or so to get all packages updated if you go the "let
> > it filter upstream" way ;-)
> >
> > If that's a major problem for a complete switch to -gold, you may want to
> > keep that in mind.  Maybe we could mandate that all packages be
> > re-libtoolized before build, using Debian libtool... but I fear that will
> >  be quite a lot of trouble.
> Is this real the case? I have tried to libtoolize a package and it broke
>  with:
> libtool: Version mismatch error.  This is libtool 2.2, but the
> libtool: definition of this LT_INIT comes from an older release.
> libtool: You should recreate aclocal.m4 with macros from libtool 2.2
> Just copying libtool to that package worked, but maybe there are still some
> corner cases were this doesn't work. /usr/share/doc/cdbs/cdbs-doc.html for
> example /strongly/ discourage this.
> Please understand me right. I don't have something against it, but  I don't
> know how to do it right and what autotool-gurus in Debian says about it.
Ok, /usr/share/doc/autotools-dev/README.Debian.gz tells me about it. It 
doesn't mention a libtoolize.... just that it should be replaced. So I would 
say that this is a good way if the automake-dev maintaner says that it is the 
way to do.

As only some packages use the regex feature of libtool, only these packages 
must real update libtool after the bug #554821 is closed.

Best regards,

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