libtool version and build problems on mips/mipsel

Jasper Huijsmans jasper at
Mon May 12 10:56:40 CEST 2003

On 10 May 2003 11:29:53 +0200
Benedikt Meurer <benedikt.meurer at> wrote:

> On Sat, 2003-05-10 at 10:37, Jasper Huijsmans wrote:
> > Benedikt,
> Hey Jasper,
> > I need your opinion on this debian bug:
> > 
> >
> > 
> > It appears that building on mips and mipsel architectures requires a
> > higher libtool version.
> > 
> > Since I never had a problem with any libtool version, I'm all for
> > upgrading, but I have no clue about compatibility with other
> > platforms.
> > 
> > So, what's your opinion on this?
> It looks like a Linux/mips-only problem. There are only a few MIPS
> machines out there running Linux. Most of those nice machines run
> other Operating systems which do not have the problem mentioned above,
> so I think it's ok to stay with the old libtool version and let those
> people with a Linux/mips machine run with the required
> libtool/autotools versions.

hmm, does this mean the patched libtool version you posted doesn't work?

And, Martin, does it pose much problems for the Debian build system to
have to use for mips/mipsel? Also, does an issue like this
block the inclusion of XFce4 in Debian?


More information about the Xfce4-dev mailing list