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Re: libtool broken

On Sun, Jan 28, 2001 at 02:27:54AM -0800, Ryan Murray wrote:
> The problem is that libtool uses file to determine whether something
> is a shared library or not, with a very specific regular expression.
> This regex fails on mips, because file also outputs the level of mips
> processor the code was compiled for (mips-1, mips-2, etc.), screwing up
> the regex, and causing libtool to not put this extra information into
> libraries.
> If you want to fix the problem now, grab the patch in bug #83303, and apply
> it and recompile/install file, or attempt to apply the patch directly
> to /usr/share/misc/magic.  The latter should work, with a lot of fuzz, but
> I haven't tried it myself...

Without looking at the patch - Is there any way to get this additional
information from file ? As its theoretically possible to build programs
for mips2 and higher which wont run on mips1 machines thus this information
could be quiet important.

Florian Lohoff                  flo@rfc822.org             +49-5201-669912
     Why is it called "common sense" when nobody seems to have any?

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