[Rd] libtool FIXME

From: Marco atzeri <marco.atzeri_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2011 17:39:52 +0200


Hi,
looking on the build scripts, I noticed on configure.ac

## <FIXME>
## Completely disable using libtool for building shlibs until libtool
## fully supports Fortran and C++.
## AC_ARG_WITH([libtool],
## [AS_HELP_STRING([--with-libtool],[use libtool for building shared
libraries @
<:@yes@:>@])],
## [use_libtool="${withval}"],

## [use_libtool=yes])
## AM_CONDITIONAL(USE_LIBTOOL, [test "x${use_libtool}" = xyes])
## </FIXME>

Is this comment outdated or still valid ?

In my experience, Octave, that is mainly Fortran and C++ plus a small amount of C, is fully employing libtool and automake with a very clean and lean build system.

My question is not just academic; I was thinking to package R for cygwin but the current configuration produce shared libs with the wrong name

   /usr/bin/libR.dll
   /usr/bin/libRmath.dll

instead of expected

   /usr/bin/cygR.dll
   /usr/bin/cygRmath.dll

(http://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/dll.html#dll-build) so the "as it is" package will be rejected and a substantial patching of the various "Makefile.in" will be needed to make it conformant.

Thanks in advance
Marco



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