[syslog-ng] Newer libtool and autoconf versions?

Corinna Vinschen vinschen at redhat.com
Thu Dec 9 15:12:53 CET 2010


Right now, the current 3.2.1 sources can't be build on Cygwin.  Apart
from two minor problems which are fixed in git (bugzilla items 101 and
102) and a refresh of the files in contrib/cygwin-packaging (bugzilla
entry 103), there's a somewhat more troubeling problem.

The source tarballs contain libtool/autoconf-generated files which have
been created with older versions of these tools, namely libtool 2.2.6b
and autoconf 2.65.

In order to get a working libtool *.la dependency mechanism on Cygwin,
these files have to be created with pretty new versions of
libtool/autoconf, right now at least libtool 2.4 and autoconf 2.67
(automake is not affected).  Otherwise, with the old versions, building
the shared libs fails due to a libtool bug.

While I can rectify this situation locally by running autoreconf,
it would be nice if building syslog-ng from a tarball would work
out of the box on Cygwin, just as on other systems.

So, here's my question:  Is it possible to generate subsequent source
tarballs using these newer versions of libtool and autoconf?

Thanks in advance,

Corinna Vinschen
Cygwin Project Co-Leader
Red Hat

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