[kaffe] script to update kaffe-1.0.7 to cvs libtool to allow cross-compiling

Dan Kegel dank at kegel.com
Thu Jan 2 16:11:05 PST 2003

Dalibor Topic wrote:
> Hi Dan,
> happy new year and so on ;)
> I've been looking at current libtool mainly from the
> "I could link C++ libraries now" perspective. Could
> you elaborate a little bit on the benefits for
> cross-compilation setups ?

Sure.  The #1 benefit is, it supports
   make install DESTDIR=/temporary/staging/area
correctly.  (The old libtool botched this terribly in the case of shared libraries.)
That's a huge plus; it's needed whenever
you're doing cross-builds (or even when building rpms).
The libtool patch for this fix was contributed by Ossama in September or so, I think.

There may be other benefits, I don't know.
- Dan

Dan Kegel
Linux User #78045

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