libtool 1.4.2

Benedikt Meurer Benedikt.Meurer at
Fri Feb 28 19:33:09 CET 2003

On Fri, 28, Feb 2003, Olivier Fourdan wrote:

> Hi Benny,

Hello Oliver,

> On Fri, 2003-02-28 at 19:06, Benedikt Meurer wrote:
> > > (libtool 1.4.2 doesn't set "SED" variable which causes the configure
> > > script to fail)
> > 
> > Which module?
> The libtool script itself fails. It's a known referenced problem as it
> seems.

Oh, I didn't know that.

I was going to settle all modules to libtool 1.4a (1.641.2.255 2001/05/22
10:39:30), because this version is know to work on most plattforms, whereas
newer libtool versions may cause trouble on several plattforms.
There was a discussion in NetBSD's pkgsrc some time ago to update libtool,
but it was stated, that this would break lots of packages on for example
NetBSD and Solaris.

I also realized, that libtool version 1.4.2 (1.922.2.54 2001/09/11 03:33:37),
as it was used in most modules before (and is still used in e.g. xffm)
failed several times for me, caused by errors in shell scripts. So I
thought it'd be better to have a stable and well tested libtool version.

What about thes "SED"-problem? Does it break the build of any of the
updated modules (libxfcegui4, libxfce4mcs, xfce-mcs-{manager,plugins})?

If you want me to, I'll undo the changes and settle the modules back to
using libtool 1.4.2 (1.922.2.54 2001/09/11 03:33:37). Sorry, I should
have asked before I commit such a change.

> Cheers,
> Olivier Fourdan <fourdan at>


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