[Buildroot] Libtool work: a tentative summary

Martin Banky Martin.Banky at gmail.com
Sun Oct 3 22:36:12 UTC 2010

If you want to integrate my patches, I would like to submit a new set of
patches with some changes in preparation for libtool 2.4, mainly with
Makefile.autotools.in. I have it setup now to distinguish between 1.5.x,
2.2.x, and 2.4. Also, in working on converting the packages to either
gentargets or autotargets, I've been noticing a lot of packages have their
own libtool patch. I would like to go through, and clean them up. I have a
question, why can't we upgrade to libtool 2.4? I've been running it now
since I first posted the heads up patch, and have used it with the sysroot
option turned on without any obvious issues. If the sysroot option is an
issue, we could turn it off for now and use the libtool patches until we
integrate the sysroot option properly, right? The imagemagick patch set that
I posted, was first done with libtool 2.4 and autoreconfigure turned on. I
wanted to make sure that it would work properly in this configuration, in
preparation of the coming changes. It was then actually posted with
autoreconfigure turned off and using the libtool patch. As a side note, I
just realized that imagemagick is using libtool 2.2.x, which means that it's
incorporation is blocked until either I add it's own libtool patch or we
commit my libtool patch set. Sorry about that. If anyone would like me to
add the libtool patch to imagemagick, and repost, let me know.


On Sun, Oct 3, 2010 at 7:22 AM, Thomas Petazzoni <
thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> On Sun, 03 Oct 2010 15:22:26 +0200
> Lionel Landwerlin <llandwerlin at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Here is what I would like to us to do for the next releases :
> >
> > 1) Bump libtool package to 2.2, more and more packages require libtool
> > 2.2, and we're stuck to not autoreconfigure them without 2.2. This is
> > already creating problems to Thomas when trying to bump host
> > libglib/libgtk packages.
>   1a) Integrate Martin Banky's proposal so that packages using libtool
>      2.2 can work without the need to autoreconfigure them.
> > 2) Eventually integrate some patches to libtool 2.2 to be able to
> > cross compile autoreconfigured packages.
> >
> > 3) When the libtool 2.4 sysroot issue is sorted out, bump to libtool
> > 2.4 and get rid of the patches integrated in 2).
> >
> > I think 1) is mandatory for 2010.11.
> And 1a).
> So, I would suggest :
>  *) Peter merges Martin Banky's set of patches on libtool
> http://lists.busybox.net/pipermail/buildroot/2010-September/037505.html
>  *) Lionel, could you propose a patch that just bumps libtool to 2.2 ?
> Lionel, Martin, Peter, what do you think ?
> Thanks,
> Thomas
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