[pacman-dev] [PATCH 4/5] Patch ltmain on autoreconf

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Wed Jun 26 08:36:06 EDT 2013

On 26/06/13 22:14, Dan McGee wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 12:02 AM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> We used to carry a patched version of ltmain in our repos to fix libtools
>> issues with -Wl,-as-needed. Now that ltmain is "generated" by autoreconf,
>> we manually patch it afterwards.
>> Signed-off-by: Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org>
>> ---
>>  autogen.sh                      |  3 ++-
>>  build-aux/.gitignore            |  3 ++-
>>  build-aux/ltmain-asneeded.patch | 33 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>>  3 files changed, 37 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>>  create mode 100644 build-aux/ltmain-asneeded.patch
> I'm not super familiar with this, so hopefully this isn't too dumb of
> a question to ask. Even though this patch didn't go upstream, we know
> for a fact we can't do this some other way that is supported natively
> by the tools?

So...  this is an old bug in libtool that has been known since 2006.
[1].   Many other patch their ltmain file in a similar fashion [2], but
the one here is much better as it handles concatenated LDFLAGS (e.g.
-Wl,--as-needed,--sort-common).   Not much has happened upstream about
this... [3].  I should chase it up.

Anyway, it is broken and can not be fixed without patching.  This patch
is from what we used to carry in git.

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=347650
[3] http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-libtool/2009-12/msg00038.html


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