[gst-devel] libtool requirement for plugins

Benjamin Otte in7y118 at public.uni-hamburg.de
Sun May 25 05:50:01 CEST 2003

On 23 May 2003, Thomas Vander Stichele wrote:

> On Fri, 2003-05-23 at 01:34, Benjamin Otte wrote:
> > Using libtool < 1.5 requires you to figure out the C++ specific compiler
> > flags in configure.
> Requires you how ?
libtool doesn't figure out required c++ libs by itself. So you need to do
that for it to work.

> >  With the old libtool they are hardcoded into the
> > Makefile and every C++ plugin wass linked with -lstdc++ (which as I said
> > broke Forte).
> Broke Forte how ?
Forte doesn't know libstdc++

> > So if you really wanted to get it working again with the old libtool you
> > would have to figure out the compiler-specific flags for c++ and pass them
> > to the ldflags every time you build a c++ plugin.
> Which isn't that hard to do, unless you can tell me where the blocker is
> that forces libtool 1.5 over 1.4.
No, but it's unclean and stupid if you have software that works. Why do a
lot of work to support broken old software?


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