[Buildroot] LZMA in Buldroot.

Bernhard Fischer rep.nop at aon.at
Thu Oct 5 17:50:14 UTC 2006

On Thu, Oct 05, 2006 at 01:40:06PM -0400, Rob Landley wrote:
>On Wednesday 04 October 2006 3:26 pm, Bernhard Fischer wrote:
>> Yes, i left it commented out. I had (and still have) trouble with c++
>> due to an alleged bug with libtool on my ubuntu devel host. Probably i'll
>> ditch that install and go back to what i usually run as a sensible base
>> to work on.
>It took me a while to figure out what libtool was for, but one of my coworkers 
>explained that the purpose of the thing is to make sure that shared libraries 
>work as well on Sun and AIX and Hurd and such as they do on Linux.
>You'd think that they'd do this by improving library support on other 
>platforms rather than breaking Linux's shared library support (at least if 
>you use libtool) until the other platforms don't look so bad in comparison.  
>But that's not the FSF way.  In the land of the blind, the one-eyed must have 
>that eye poked out in the name of fairness and equality.
>There is absolutely no reason to use libtool on Linux, and it regularly breaks 
>when you're cross-compiling from Linux to Linux on different processors.

Just to clarify, i'm talking about the gcc internal copy of libtool that
seems to misbehave for me. I'm _not_ using libtool to create a library
for use in buildroot.

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