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2001-09-11  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	GNU libtool 1.4.2 was released.

	* Bumped version to 1.4.2.
	* config.sub, config.guess:  Synchronised from
	* NEWS: Updated.

2001-09-11  Gary V. Vaughan  <>,  Albert Chin <>.  Tim Van Holder  <>

	* libtool.m4 (no_undefine_flag) [solaris*]:  Don't set this flag
	if GCC < 3.0 with native ld, which introduces a dependency on
	libgcc.a under certain circumstances, which in turn violates
	-no-undefined.  Also display a prominent configure time warning if
	the buggy combination of GCC and ld is detected.
	(AC_LIBTOOL_HEADER_ASSERT):  libltdl falls foul of this bug
	because assert requires __eprintf from libgcc.a.  This macro
	detects the combination of GCC and ld that produce this problem,
	and pretends that assert.h does not exist...
	* libltdl/ltdl.c (HAVE_ASSERT_H): that assertions can be
	disabled in libltdl.  Otherwise the library would only be useable
	when linking using gcc, or by manually adding libgcc.a to the link
	line of the application that uses libltdl.
	* doc/PLATFORMS:  Updated.

2001-09-11  Daniel Harvey <>

	* libtool.m4 (ltdll_cmds): [$]0 doesn't appear to translate through
	the script correctly, change to $''0

2001-09-11  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* libltdl/ (AC_CONFIG_HEADER): Use for DOS

	* libtool.m4: Add missing M4 quotation to $1 of AC_DEFUN calls.

	* libltdl/ (AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE): Bump libltdl version to
	* libltdl/ (libltdl_la_LDFLAGS):  Bump libtool library
	version info to 4:0:1.

2001-09-10  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* libtool.m4 (_LT_AC_LIBTOOL_SYS_PATH_SEPARATOR):  Oops.  We
	really ought to set PATH_SEPARATOR in here somewhere.
	(AC_PROG_LD): Don't forget to AC_REQUIRE it!  Be careful not to
	set IFS="${IFS}$PATH_SEPARATOR" for PATH splitting, otherwise
	spaces in directory names will be lost.
	(AC_PROG_NM): Dittp.
	* Default IFS once, at the start.
	Reported by Akim Demaille <>

2001-09-10  Brad  <>

	* (-lc_r): Style improvement.

	* doc/libtool.texi: Remove obsolete references to ltconfig.
	* bootstrap: Don't bother creating an empty ltconfig and then
	removing it.
	* tests/quote.test: s/ltconfig/\$0/

2001-09-09  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	From Brad <>:
	* libtool.m4: Use Autoconf square bracket quoting style
	consistently throughout.

2001-09-07  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* bootstrap: Cleanup `autom4te' and `libtool' so that we don't
	get caught by something from a previous build.

	* libtool.m4 (archive_cmds, archive_expsym_cmds) [solaris*]: Revert
	my 2001-09-06 patch.
	(no_undefined_flag)i [solaris*]: Revert Alexandre's 2001-04-11 patch.

	* libltdl/acconfig.h:  Removed.  Obsoleted with modern Automake
	(i.e. 1.4 or better).

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (foreach_dirinpath): argz_len should be a size_t.
	Reported by Albert Chin <>

2001-09-06  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* libtool.m4 (archive_cmds, archive_expsym_cmds) [solaris*]: Changing
	no_undefined_flag from `-z text' to `-z defs' (see entry below at
	2001-04-11  Alexandre Oliva  <>) has a problem.
	when linking a shared library with gcc calling /usr/ccs/bin/ld (eg.
	the gcc supplied with Solaris 8 companion CD), using the flag
	-no-undefined, shared library linking will always fail because of
	the unresolved symbols from libgcc.a.  Consequently we have to
	provide a path to libgcc.a when linking shared libraries in
	conjunction with -no-undefined!

	From Michael Pruett <>:
	* libltdl/ltdl.c (find_module): `0' valued arguments to
	tryall_dlopen_module() must be explicitly cast to avoid compiler
	warnings on some environments.

2001-09-03  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* demo/ (helldl):  Automake 1.4 can't find the target
	if we use helldl$(EXEEXT), and Automake 1.5 barfs unless we do.
	Using both targets to the left of the colon seems to work though!

2001-09-03  Brad  <>

	* ltdl.m4 [AC_LTDL_SYS_DLOPEN_DEPLIBS]: Teach ltdl about the
	behavior of OpenBSD's dlopen().

2001-09-03  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* Bumped version to 1.4.1a.

	GNU libtool 1.4.1 was released.

	* Bumped version to 1.4.1.
	* config.sub, config.guess:  Synchronised from
	* doc/texinfo.tex: Ditto.
	* NEWS: Updated.
	* TODO: Remove fixed bugs.

	* ltdl.m4 (AC_CHECK_TYPES):  This macro was introduced in Autoconf
	2.5x.  Backported a fallback implementation (directly to ltdl.m4)
	from Autoconf 2.50, so that we can still bootstrap with Autoconf

	From Marius Vollmer <>:
	* libltdl/ltdl.c (tryall_dlopen_module): Don't forget to propogate
	errors over recurse levels.

2001-09-03  Brad  <>

	* libtool.m4 [openbsd*]: More improvements to the OpenBSD port.

	* libtool.m4 (deplibs_check_method) [aix*]: Removed redundant
	setting of this variable.

2001-09-02  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	From Albert Chin <>:
	* libtool.m4 (_LT_AC_LANG_C_CONFIG) [aix4*]: Be careful with
	shared namespaces for static and shared libs.
	(AC_LIBTOOL_DLOPEN_SELF): If all else fails, try dld_link from GNU

2001-09-02  Christopher Pfisterer <>

	* libtool.m4, Linker flag and version numbering fixes
	for darwin.

2001-09-02  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	Backported the following patches from the development branch:

	Based on a patch from Marius Vollmer <>:
	* NEWS: updated.
	* ltdl.m4 (AC_LIB_LTDL): Check for unistd.h.
	* libltdl/ltdl.c: Include unistd.h if it exists.
	(LTDL_SEARCHPATH_VAR): Macro to prevent hardcoding
	(LTDL_ARCHIVE_EXT): Macro to prevent hardcoding ".la".
	(archive_ext): Have only one copy of ".la" in the readonly
	segment of the compiled library.
	(find_handle_callback): Don't bother trying to dlopen the file if
	it doesn't exist.
	(find_handle): Don't bother searching for files if no search_path
	was supplied.
	(file_not_found): A new function to determine whether the last
	error was due to a file not found condition.
	(try_dlopen): Renamed from lt_dlopen() and changed to have the
	same footprint as tryall_dlopen.  This involved a minor rewrite of
	much of the internals of this function.
	(lt_dlopen): A new function wrapped arounf try_dlopen().
	(lt_dlopenext): If a file already has a suitable extension, don't
	bother adding additional extensions and trying to open those.
	Tidy up the rest of the code to prevent continued searching with
	an eventual FILE_NOT_FOUND when a genuine failure earlier in the
	search process could be legitimately reported.

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (argz_create_sep): Don't forget to include the
	terminating '\0' when counting argz_len.
	(argz_create_sep): When canonicalizing argz, don't forget to copy
	the terminating '\0', incase canonicalization has shortened argz.
	(argz_stringify): Don't covert the final '\0' to a separator.

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (lt_dlhandle_next): Now we can loop through all
	loaded module handles as originally intended.

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (lt_dlseterror): Oops.  This never worked
	either, due to a pair of typos.  Now fixed.

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (N_ELEMENTS):  Deleted.  How come nobody noticed
	there was no way this could have ever worked?
	(lt_dlcaller_set_data): Now that valid caller_ids must be
	non-zero, allocate an addition entry in the caller_data vector and
	use a zero valued key as the end marker.
	(lt_dlcaller_get_data): Iterate up to the end marker in one pass.

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (lt_dlcaller_register): Caller ids are allocated
	starting from value `1', so that clients can use a value of zero
	to indicate that libltdl has not yet initialised.

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (find_file_callback): Fix a multiple free()
	(tryall_dlopen_module): Remove some unused variables.

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (lt_dlinsertsearchdir): Calculate the address
	of the end of user_search_path correctly.

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (rpl_argz_stringify): New fallback implementation.
	* ltdl.m4 (AC_LTDL_FUNC_ARGZ):  Test for argz_stringify in libc.
	* libltdl/ltdl.c (lt_argz_insertinorder): Renamed from
	lt_argz_insert to make room for...
	(lt_argz_insert): Wraps argz_insert with libltdl error handling.
	(lt_dlpath_insertdir): Insert new path elements into an
	argzized path.
	(lt_dlinsertsearchdir): New function to insert new search
	directories anywhere into user_search_path using the above.
	(lt_dladdsearchdir): Rewritten to use lt_dlpath_insertdir.
	* libltdl/ltdl.h (lt_dlinsertsearchdir): Prototype for export.
	* doc/libtool.texi (Libltdl interface): Document it.

2001-08-18  Brad  <>

	* Do not remove -lm from deplibs for OpenBSD.

2001-08-05  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	From Brad <>:
	* libtool.m4 (archive_cmds) [darwin, newsos, sysv4]: Replace
	1.3 era $linkopts references with $linker_flags.

	From Brad <>:
	* libtool.m4 [openbsd]:  OpenBSD can build modules without a `lib'
	prefix and version number.

2001-08-04  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	From Edouard G. Parmelan <>
	* libtool.m4 [darwin, openbsd]: Fix quoting problems with
	unquoted [] expressions.

2001-07-29  Albert Chin-A-Young  <>

	* libtool.m4: Prefer shl_load to dlopen	on HP-UX because
	dlopen won't work properly without a patch.

2001-07-12  Dan McNichol  <>

	From albert chin <>
	* libtool.m4: Fix AIX run-time-linking when using gcc.

	From albert chin <>
	* Fix a case where the lockfile is not removed, thus
	causing libtool to loop forever waiting for it to be removed.

2001-07-05  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* libtool.m4 (_LT_AC_LTCONFIG_HACK):  Revert to 1.3.x
	sematics, and always build static libs when the host machine
	cannot build shared libs.  Even if static libs were explicitly

	lt_cv_sys_global_symbol_to_c_name_address to be a sed expression
	for mangling the output of the symbol pipe into a brace delimited
	C declaration of symbol name and address.
	* Use it to generate the fooS.c symbol name to address

2001-06-30  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	Porting test improvements from multi-language-branch:
	* tests/defs: Find and set the value of CC probed by libtool.m4
	* tests/link-2.test: Use a .lo wrapper script, and the value of
	CC set by defs instead of hardcoding gcc.
	* tests/link.test: Use the value of CC set by defs instead of
	hardcoding gcc.
	* tests/quote.test: Ditto.
	* tests/suffix.test: Ditto.

	* libtool.m4 (_LT_AC_LTCONFIG_HACK) [aix*]: Always set
	lt_prog_compiler_wl to `-Wl'.
	Reported by Albert Chin-A-Young  <>

2001-06-29  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	From Tim Van Holder <>
	* tests/suffix.test: Typo in 2nd for loop.

	From Bruno Haible <>
	* libtool.m4:  undefine the m4 builtin `symbols', so that the
	string `symbols' can be used in the rest of the code without
	causing errors with autoconf-2.13.

	From "Golubev I. N." <>
	* tests/ (CPPLAGS): Typo. s/CPPLAGS/CPPFLAGS.

	* mdemo/Makefile,am (foo1_la_LIBADD): Add, since foo1
	does use symbols from -- only platforms that allow
	undefined symbols in libraries were able to cope with this
	Reported by Robert Collins <>

	From "Golubev I. N." <>
	* libtool.m4 (AC_LIBTOOL_PROG_LD_SHLIBS) [sco3.2v5*]: Needs
	-wl,-Bexport to make self dlopen work.

	From Chris Leishman <>
	* libtool,m4 (_LT_AC_LTCONFIG_HACK) [darwin]:  Cheap hack to
	help fake a C++ compilation.

	From Bruno Haible <>
	* NEWS: Updated.
	* libtool.m4 (_LT_AC_LTCONFIG_HACK):  Make sure ac_objext is
	set to `lo' when testing for compiler output to *.lo filenames.

2001-06-28  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	From  Alexander Bluhm  <>
	* libltdl/ltdl.c (lt_dlopen): Fix bad memory initialisation

2001-06-27  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* NEWS: Updated.
	* libtool.m4 (_LT_AC_LTCONFIG_HACK) [openbsd]: Improved support
	for various openbsd platforms.
	* Ditto,

2001-05-20  Peter Eisentraut  <>

	* libtool.m4 (_LT_AC_LTCONFIG_HACK): Fix typo in variable name.

2001-05-20  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* libtool.m4 (allow_undefined_flag) [aix4* | aix5*]: Fix quote

	* (exec_cmd): New variable.  Don't exec programs within
	the big `case'; set the variable instead, and exec the cmd
	afterwards, so that the shell gets a chance to clean up here-doc
	* NEWS: Update.

2001-05-16  Alan Modra  <>

	* libtool.m4 (lt_cv_deplibs_check_method): pass_all for hppa*-linux.

2001-05-03  Andreas Jaeger  <>, Andreas Schwab  <>

	* (relink_command): Arrange for wrapper script to save
	output to a variable and display it only if relinking fails.

2001-05-03  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* Bumped version to 1.4.0a.

2001-04-25  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	GNU libtool 1.4 was released.

	* Bumped version to 1.4.
	* config.sub, config.guess:  Synchronised from
	* NEWS: updated.

2001-04-24  Peter Eisentraut  <>

	* libtool.m4: Support $host_os as /sysv5uw7*/ from newer
	config.guess in addition to older /unixware*/.  Use compiler
	driver, not linker, for linking shared libraries.

2001-04-24  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* libtool.m4,, libltdl/,
	tests/quote.test:  Remove stale references to ltconfig.

	* ltdl.m4 (AC_C_INLINE): No longer required.
	* libltdl/ltdl.c (strdup, strcmp, strchr, strrchr, memcpy, trim,
	free_vars):  Revoke inline keyword from declarations.  `static
	inline' is not very portable, and in addition Unixware 7.1.1's
	compiler says you can't access static variables from inline
	Reported by Peter Eisentraut  <>

2001-04-24 Albert Chin-A-Young <>

	* libtool.m4: Handle case where /bin/nm -p outputs multiple
	symbol types (like under HP-UX 11.00).

2001-04-24  Thomas Tanner  <>

	* TODO: describe problems with libltdl
	* (ILD): tidy up, add comments, remove dead code,
	  merge duplicate code
	* (ILD): don't touch newdependency_libs after scan or
	  dlopen pass
	* (ILD): don't dlpreopen dependency_libs of a dlopened
	  module (remove absolutely wrong quick hack)
	* (ILD): remove wrong comments about duplicate removal
	* (ILD): build a static-only module if it has
	  static libraries in its dependencies (so that libltdl can
	  safely load dependency_libs)
	* (argument parsing): prefix comparsions of -l args with X,
	  replace -lc with `-framework System' _after_ the ILD passes
	* (argument parsing): support dl[pre]open
	  for both .o and .lo files
	* (deplibs_check): use portable test syntax
	* (help): document -prefer-[non-]pic flags
	* improve readablity by adding some comments,
	  rename uninst_* to notinst_* (more adequate name)

2001-04-24  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* doc/PLATFORMS:  More updates from subscribers to

	From Tim Mooney <>
	* tests/ (TESTS_ENVIRONMENT): Make sure the *.test
	scripts get the same make that was used in the top level

2001-04-23  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* doc/PLATFORMS:  Updated with more platforms successfully
	tested by members of

2001-04-23  Peter Eisentraut  <>

	* doc/PLATFORMS:  With this patch, freebsd4.3 passes the test
	* libltdl/ltdl.c (lt_dlexit): Quit loop if only resident modules
	are left.

2001-04-23  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* doc/PLATFORMS:  With this patch, my Solaris boxes now pass the
	test suite,  Yay!
	From Albert Chin-A-Young <>
	*  `test -L' is not portable, and infact breaks uninstall
	mode on Solaris.  Fallback to `test -h' and finally `test -f',
	but be careful not to let the failure status cause libtool to

	From Simon Spero <>
	* ltdl.m4 (AC_LTDL_DLSYM_USCORE):  Add $LIBADD_DL while
	checking for dlsym _.

	From Simon Spero <>
	* libtool.m4 (lt_cv_deplibs_check_method) [darwin]: Set it!

	* TODO: Make a note to undo this later.
	From Christoph Pfisterer <>
	* libtool.m4: Use $() execution substitution quotation to work
	around zsh builtin echo \ escape removal.

2001-04-22  Peter Eisentraut  <>

	* bootstrap: Allow overriding the location aclocal, automake,
	autoconf, autoheader from the environment.

	* demo/ Automake 1.4e does not allow `+=' assignments
	if the variable was not set with `=' earlier.  `+=' was not useful
	here anyway.

2001-04-22  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* ltdl.m4 (AC_CHECK_HEADERS): UW7 has sys/dl.h, so we must
	check for that here.
	* libltdl/ltdl.c (HAVE_SYS_DL_H):  Include it if necessary for
	the dlopen loader.
	Reported by Matthew Schalit <>

	* libtool.m4 (AC_DEPLIBS_CHECK_METHOD):  Use pass_all for
	various releases of UnixWare and OpenServer that support it.
	Reported by Matthew Schalit <>

	* doc/PLATFORMS:  Updated with various platforms successfully
	tested by members of

2001-04-21  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* TODO:  propose pkg-config merge.

2001-04-21  Nick Hudson  <>

	* Correct an error in yesterday's patch.

2001-04-20  Nick Hudson  <>

	* libtool.m4: Improve NetBSD support.
	* ditto.

2001-04-19  Dan McNichol <>

	* libtool.m4: Build standard shared libraries on AIX POWER
	more like AIX does, with a shared object archived into lib<xxx>.a.
	On AIX -bexpall flag does strange things... Don't use it.
	Fix quotes around -berok flag.  Add support for AIX 5.
	Add support for run time linking on AIX POWER. (should work
	on AIX 4.2 and up).  Turn this feature on by adding -brtl flag
	to LD_FLAGS.  Add support for AIX on IA64. Note: AIX on IA64
	uses a SYSV type linker.  Add a comment telling what to do if the
	TOC starts getting too large on AIX.
	* NEWS: mention aix5 support.

2001-04-18  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* TODO: Add -L- flag.

2001-04-11  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* libtool.m4 (no_undefined_flag) [Solaris ld]: Change to -zdefs.

2001-04-11  Ossama Othman  <>

	* AUTHORS: Added myself to the list of maintainers.

2001-04-08  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* libtool.m4 (hardcode_libdir_flag_spec, osf4/osf5): Use ${wl}
	to pass -rpath when compiling with gcc.
	Reported by Tim Mooney <>

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (sys_shl_open): Cache a handle for the `self'
	module, since HPUX adds module symbols into the `self' pool if
	it is opened later.  Return the cached pointer if the caller
	subsequently tries to open `self'.
	(sys_shl_sym): Diagnose NULL modules.

	From Peter Eisentraut  <>
	* (clean,uninstall): test -e is not portable.  Well,
	neither is -L, but I'm hoping that redirecting error messages
	to /dev/null and relying on non-zero exit status will work okay
	on the few hosts that don't support -L.

2001-04-08  Nick Hudson  <>

	* Improve check for valid -version-info parameter.

2001-04-08  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	From Nick Hudson  <>
	* doc/ (libtool_TEXINFOS): Add fdl.texi so that it
	is included in the distribution.

2001-04-07  Peter Eisentraut  <>

	* (clean,uninstall): Do not error if the file doesn't
	exist and 'rm -f' was used.  Exit with status 1 on error.

2001-04-06  Nick Hudson  <>

	* Implement a new deplibs_check_method called
	match_pattern that does pattern matching on filenames...
	* libtool.m4: ...use it with NetBSD

2001-04-05  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* doc/libtool.texi (Multiple dependencies): A note about the
	problems I've reintroduced by reverting the my patch of 2001-03-31.

	From Edward Lee <>
	* libtool.m4: Typos.

	* tests/ (TESTS): Delete references to depdemo-dups.test.
	* tests/depdemo-dups.test:  Removed, as part of the patch
	reversion below.
	* Revert my change from 2001-03-31.  Although it
	was technically correct, it opens a whole can of worms we don't
	want to deal with right now.

	From Ahmed Masud <>
	* libltdl/ltdl.c (sys_shl_open):  Return a NULL module handle
	for self opening.
	(sys_shl_close):  Be careful not to close a NULL module handle.
	(sys_shl_sym):  Allow shl_findsym() to open NULL modules, but
	discard the modified module address it returns.

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (lt_dlopen):  When reading the .la file,
	reallocate the line buffer size if the line overflows the
	original buffer.
	Reported by Nick Hudson <>

	* NEWS (1.3d) Removed bogus ltconfig reference.

2001-04-03  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* libtool.m4 (_LT_AC_LTCONFIG_HACK):  Remove the spurious
	`dnl' from the help text of --with-pic.
	Reported by stefan <>

2001-04-02  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* bumped version to 1.3e.

	GNU libtool 1.3d was released.

	* NEWS: inserted todays date.

2001-04-01  Christoph Pfisterer  <>

	* libtool.m4: Fixed support for Darwin and Rhapsody. Now correctly
	hardcodes the library path and adds versioning. Other small
	* Fixed special cases for libc and libm on Rhapsody and
	Darwin. One of them was misplaced. Added version_type case for
	Rhapsody and Darwin, named "darwin".

2001-03-31  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* Remove the code for stripping duplicate deplibs
	from libtool link lines -- duplicates are somtimes necessary
	to satisfy inter-library dependencies, and never cause link to
	fail even if they are spurious.
	* tests/depdemo-dups.test: New file.  Make sure this bug doesn't
	creep back in again!
	* tests/ (TESTS): Use the new test above.

2001-03-29  Edward M. Lee  <>

	* Check and prefer to

	* change recommendation from AM_PROG_LIBTOOL to

	* libtool.m4: Generate dll/import libraries for cygwin according
	to the following: libFOO.a (static lib), libFOO.dll.a (import
	lib), cygFOO-version.dll (dll).  Update postinstall_cmds and
	postuninstall_cmds to reflect this.
	* Generate installed .la files with dlnames set to
	../bin/cygFOO-version.dll for normal dlls. dlls for modules
	remain with the .la file.

	* libltdl/ltdl.c:  Use windows paths while calling LoadLibrary.

2001-03-16  Albert Chin  <>

	* libtool.m4 (save_CPPFLAGS): Fix typo.

2001-03-13  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* libtool.m4 (lt_cv_compiler_c_o): Cache it.
	(lt_cv_compiler_o_lo): Likewise.

2001-03-09  Peter Eisentraut  <>

	* (clean): Automatically remove $objdir (usually '.libs').

2001-03-08  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* (library_names_spec): Undo latin-1 spaces I pasted
	in yesterday by mistake.

2001-03-07  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	From Tor Lillqvist <>
	* libtool.m4 (export_symbols): On Windows, if the export_symbols
	file (which has been passed to libtool with the -export-symbols
	command line switch) already is a .def file, use it as is.

	* libtool.m4 (library_names_spec): Using m4 quotes correctly this
	time around!

	From Tor Lillqvist <>
	* libtool.m4 (library_names_spec): Use an appropriate filename
	prefix for dlls -- lib for mingw; cyg for cygwin; pw for pw32.

2001-03-06  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* libtool.m4 (can_build_shared) [AIX 4.[01], GCC]: GCC up to
	2.96 can't build shared libraries reliably.  Disable them.

	* When dropping dependencies of a -no-undefined
	library, give up on building a shared library.

2001-03-05  Akim Demaille  <>

	* Don't quote the argument of case/esac and
	* libtool.m4: Likewise.

2001-03-03  Markus F.X.J. Oberhumer <>,
	    Alexandre Oliva <>

	* libtool.m4: Added explicit return type to all C functions.

2001-02-22  Gary Vaughan  <>

	* NEWS: Updated.
	* doc/libtool.texi (Thread Safety in libltdl): New node describing
	the  application the new MT API.
	* libltdl/ltdl.h: Prototypes.
	* libltdl/ltdl.c: Use these functions throughout the rest of
	the file to provide thread locking.
	(lt_dlmutex_register): New function to set callbacks for
	multi-threaded calls into libltdl.
	(lt_dl_mutex_lock): Type of a locking callback function.
	(lt_dl_mutex_lock): Type of an unlocking callback function.
	(lt_dl_mutex_seterror): Type of a callback function to save the
	last libltdl error message in thread local storage.
	(lt_dl_mutex_geterror): Type of a callback function to retrieve
	the last saved error message from thread local storage.

2001-02-20  Gary Vaughan  <>

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (lt_dlcaller_register): dont set an unsigned
	type to a negative number.
	Reported by Guenter Millahn <Guenter.Millahn@Informatik.TU-Cottbus.DE>

2001-02-05  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	From Nick Hudson <>
	* ltdl.m4 (AC_LTDL_SYS_DLOPEN_DEPLIBS): netbsd* is able to
	automatically load module deplibs without assistance from

2001-02-02  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (load_deplibs): Make sure the depcount is reset,
	even when deplibs are not used because of the patch below.

	* ltdl.m4 (AC_LTDL_SYS_DLOPEN_DEPLIBS): If we know that the host
	architecture automatically loads deplibs, then...
	* libltdl/ltdl.c (load_deplibs): ...don't manually load each one.

2001-01-31  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* TODO:  Updated.

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (load_deplibs): If loading a deplib fails,
	don't sweat -- it may be a lib that is already statically linked
	into the loading application.

	* libltdl/ltdl.c: Clean up the shadowing of the global handles
	(LT_DLRESIDENT_FLAGS): Add extra parens to satisfy -Wall.
	(load_deplibs):  Cast isspace() argument to an int to satisfy

2001-01-30  Robert Boehne  <>

	* AUTHORS: added myself to the list of maintainers.

2001-01-28  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* libltdl/ (CLEANFILES): Clean conditionally-built

2001-01-27  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* libtool.m4 (ld_shlibs) [aix4*]: Disable on unknown CPU types.

2001-01-07  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* NEWS: Updated.
	* doc/libtool.texi (User defined module data): Updated.
	* libltdl/ltdl.c (lt_dlhandle_next): New function.
	* libltdl/ltdl.h (lt_dlhandle_next): Prototypes.

2001-01-05  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* NEWS: Updated.
	* doc/libtool.texi (User defined module data):  Document it all.
	* ltdl.m4:  Check for memcpy, or else bcopy.
	* ltdl.c (lt_caller_data): New type.
	(lt_dl_handle_struct): Add an lt_caller_data field.
	(lt_dlcaller_register, lt_dlcaller_set_data,
	lt_dlcaller_get_data): New functions.
	(rpl_memcpy): A minimal fallback implementation.
	(rpl_realloc): A realloc implemented with lt_dlmalloc and
	New memory handling convenience macros.  Use them
	appropriately throughout the rest of this file.
	* ltdl.h (lt_dlcaller_register, lt_dlcaller_set_data,
	lt_dlcaller_get_data): Prototyped.

2001-01-04  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* libltdl/ltdl.h:  formatting change.

2000-12-23  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* doc/fdl.texi (GNU Free Documentation License): contained @bye
	command which prevented part of document to be generated (indices,
	* doc/libtool.texi (Dlpreopening): the @deftypevar did not contain
	a space after a type.

2000-12-22  Akim Demaille  <>

	* libtool.m4: s/[ \t]*$//

2000-12-22  Aneesh Kumar K.V  <>

	* libtool.m4 (OSF/1):  Revert my patch of 2000-12-16.

2000-12-20  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (lt_dlexit): Was checking for residency of the
	wrong module.
	Reported by Robert Boehne  <>

	* (dlprefiles): Now that `2000-12-15 Utz-Uwe Haus' patch
	below can detect preopened library deplibs correctly in libltdl,
	we need to ensure that libtool library deplibs are also preloaded
	into the binary for that phase to work.

2000-12-16  Aneesh Kumar K.V  <>

	* libtool.m4 (OSF/1): Change the way to pass linker flags through
	compiler on a Tru64 machine.

2000-12-16  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* libtool.m4 (sys_lib_search_path_spec): Use test instead of
	(archive_cmds): And another one.

	* libtool.m4 (darwin*): Fixed a pair of stupid typos I made in the
	last patch.

	* libtool.m4 (AC_DEPLIBS_CHECK_METHOD):  moved rogue settings from
	sequent, ncr and newos6 back into here from other macros.

2000-12-16   Wilfredo Sanchez  <>

	* libtool.m4: (dyld/darwin*) Much improved port.
	* (dyld/darwin*) Much improved port.

2000-12-16  Sascha Schumann <>

	* libtool.m4: Accept darwin as an alias for rhapsody.
	* ditto.

	* libtool.m4 (AC_DEPLIBS_CHECK_METHOD): Use the HPUX 10.20
	methods to check for library dependencies on HPUX 11.

2000-12-16  Nick Hudson  <>

	* libtool.m4 (netbsd*, deplibs_check_method): Enable ILD support
	for NetBSD a.out.

2000-12-15  Akim Demaille  <>

	`ac_cv_sys_global_symbol_pipe' as `lt_cv_sys_global_symbol_pipe'.
	Similarly with `lt_cv_global_symbol_to_cdecl
	(_LT_AC_LTCONFIG_HACK): Similarly with `ac_cv_prog_cc_pic',
	`ac_cv_prog_cc_shlib', `ac_cv_prog_cc_wl', `ac_cv_prog_cc_static',
	`ac_cv_prog_cc_no_builtin', `ac_cv_prog_cc_can_build_shared',
	`ac_cv_prog_cc_static_works', `ac_cv_archive_cmds_need_lc'.
	(AC_PATH_TOOL_PREFIX): Similarly with `ac_cv_path_MAGIC_CMD'
	(AC_PROG_LD) <ac_cv_path_LD>: Likewise.
	(AC_PROG_LD_GNU) <ac_cv_prog_gnu_ld>: Likewise.
	(AC_PROG_NM) <ac_cv_path_NM>: Likewise.

2000-12-15  Utz-Uwe Haus  <>

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (lt_dlopen): Changed "dl_dependency_libs" keyword
	to "dependency_libs".

2000-12-14  Tod Milam  <>

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (lt_dlexit): Reset the loaders value to zero when
	the last module has been unloaded.

2000-12-14  Michael Schmitz  <>

	* libtool.m4: Port to *-sni-sysv4 (Reliant Unix)
	* README: added Reliant Unix to hte list of supported platforms
	* doc/PLATFORMS: added note on tests on Reliant Unix

2000-12-14  Masahiro Nobori  <>

	* README:  Updated.
	* NEWS: Updated.
	* libtool.m4:  New port to NEWS-OS Release 6.

2000-12-14  Nick Hudson  <>

	* libtool.m4 (hardcode_libdir_flag_spec):  Remove linker
	specification for netbsd.

2000-12-14  Akim Demaille  <>

	* libtool.m4:  Don't depend on Autoconf internals:

2000-12-14  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* libtool.m4 (AC_LIBTOOL_SYS_GLOBAL_SYMBOL_PIPE): Don't empty
	out ac_cv_global_symbol_to_cdecl inside the loop, incase we
	need to go around again and try with underscore prefix.
	(_LT_AC_TRY_DLOPEN_SELF): On some hosts (cygwin for instance)
	self dlclosing unloads the main program and causes a SIGSEGV.  So
	don't do it for now.

2000-12-05  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	Oh My! Cygwin support has bitrotted while I was looking the other
	way.  This should fix it some:
	* libtool.m4 (extract_expsyms_cmds): There is a quoting problem
	with autoconf-2.13 that prevents [$]0 from expanding.  Use shell
	quotes instead to delay eval of $0.
	(impgen.c) The '# ' sequence stripped by sed works again.

2000-12-01  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* doc/libtool.texi (Libltdl interface):  Add documentation.
	* libltdl/ltdl.h (lt_dlmakeresident, lt_dlisresident):  Add
	* libltdl/ltdl.c (lt_dlmakeresident, lt_dlisresident):  Allow
	making and testing of resident module status, which prevents a
	module from being lt_dlclosed.
	(lt_dlopen):  If lt_dlopen()ing self, make the module resident.
	(lt_dlclose):  Return an error if the module is resident.

	* libtool.m4 (_LT_AC_LTCONFIG_HACK): Move the tests for dlopen
	from here...
	(_LT_AC_CHECK_DLFCN):  Factor out repeated code for dlfcn.h
	(_LT_AC_TRY_DLOPEN_SELF): Factor out repeated code for
	checking dlopen status.
	* ltdl.m4 (AC_LIB_LTDL):  Use _LT_AC_CHECK_DLFCN.
	dlopen compile time checking.  Use _LT_AC_CHECK_DLFCN.

2000-11-29  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* libltdl/ltdl.h (lt_dlhandle): Rename the wrapped structure
	to prevent nameclash when used from C++.
	* libltdl/ltdl.c: Fixed all references.

2000-11-25  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (lt_dlopen):  Change the default search order
	for modules.  If the named module has no directory component,
	always start the search with the user_search_path directories,
	and then fall back on the current directory only if that fails.

2000-11-20  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* libltdl/ (libltdl_la_LDFLAGS): increment the version
	number to reflect the breakage of binary compatibility.
	* doc/libtool.texi (Libltdl interface):  Document
	* libltdl/ltdl.h (LT_POSIX_NAMESPACE):  Deleted.  The default is
	now to use this namespace, so the cpp macro is no longer

2000-11-20  Morten Eriksen  <>

	* ltdl.m4 (AC_LIB_LTDL, AC_LTDL_SYMBOL_USCORE): Break a circular

2000-11-20  Paul Berrevoets  <>

	* Some versions of expr respond with "0" if a
	regexp fails to match.

2000-11-19  Paul Berrevoets  <>

	* libtool.m4 (_LT_AC_LTCONFIG_HACK): Quote the $ in $#, $2 and
	$3 in variable 'archive_expsym_cmds' for cygwin.

2000-11-19  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* ltdl.c: Relegate non-POSIX-compliant symbols (e.g. those
	ending in ``_t'') to deprecated #define compatibility macros.
	Also ease up on the namespace pollution, so that only ``lt_''
	and ``LT_'' prefixes are taken from the global namespace.
	* ltdl.h: ditto.

2000-11-17  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* ltdl.c: Reformatted.
	* ltdl.h: ditto.

2000-11-11  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* ltdl.m4 (AC_LTDL_SYMBOL_USCORE): Use $ac_ext for conftest
	* libtool.m4: Use $ac_ext and $ac_objext respectively for conftest
	sources and objects.
	Reported by Carlo Wood <>

	* doc/fdl.texi: New file.  The license for distributing the
	libtool manual.
	* doc/libtool.texi: Reference the new license.

2000-10-31  Morten Eriksen  <>

	* libtool.m4 (_LT_AC_LTCONFIG_HACK): Quote argument to avoid
	error output from cygpath when $srcdir is empty.

2000-10-31  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* bootstrap:  rm Makefiles to prevent infinite loop during
	configure when libtool.m4 is newer than Makefile.

2000-10-31  Akim Demaille  <>

	* libtool.m4: Adjust the copyright notice.
	Quote all the macro names when defined.
	Some minor formatting changes.
	Don't use indir when useless.  Don't add trailing `dnl' either.

2000-10-30  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* doc/libtool.texi:  Corrected another attack of CRLF line

2000-10-30  Ossama Othman  <>

	* libtool.m4 (archive_expsym_cmds): Fix typo where line was broken
	in the middle of an expression.

2000-10-30  Aneesh Kumar K.V <>

	* libtool.m4 (archive_expsym_cmds):  Support for -export-symbol
	option on Tru64.
	(hardcode_libdir_flag_spec): Fixed cxx throwing error while using
	libtool.  Done by passing -rpath directlty to the compiler.

2000-10-27  Robert Boehne  <>

	* docs/libtool.texi: Added pointers to documentation
	of Hewlett-Packard, Compaq Tru64 and IBM AIX systems.

2000-10-02  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	From Bruce Korb <>
	* (execute_dlfiles): Reduce obfuscation.

2000-09-30  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* libtool.m4 [netbsd*] (deplibs_check_method, file_magic_cmd,
	file_magic_test_file): Removed inappropriate duplicate
	definitions; these variables are set in AC_DEPLIBS_CHECK_METHOD.

	* libtool.m4 (lt_cv_file_magic_cmd): Don't use '${MAGIC_CMD}' or
	'${OBJDUMP}'; Solaris' /bin/sh loses with `}' in cache files.
	(ac_cv_path_MAGIC_CMD): Renamed to lt_cv_path_MAGIC_CMD.

2000-09-28  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* libtool.m4 (MAGIC_CMD): Don't use MAGIC, since BSD versions of
	the file command use this environment variable to hold the
	location of the magic database.
	Reported by Marc Espie <>

2000-09-19  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* doc/PLATFORMS: Updated.
	* demo/  Revert to the `libtool --features' test.
	* (libtool):  This needs to rerun configure now that
	libtool is generated entirely by AC_PROG_LIBTOOL again.
	(ltconfig): Removed.
	(  Is now regenerated when changes.
	* libtool.m4 (_LT_AC_LTCONFIG_HACK): Now does all of the work for
	generating libtool immediately in, rather than
	deferring part of the creation until config.status runs.

2000-09-17  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* bootstrap:  Backed out yesterdays patch which is no longer
	* (libtool): Reworked rule for regeneration of libtool,
	now that it is built entirely withing config.status.
	(libtoolize): Tidied for orthogonality with the other generation
	(ltconfig):  This is now generated by AC_PROG_LIBTOOL, called from
	make by running config.status --recheck.
	( Moved primary generation of this file into here...
	* (AC_OUTPUT): ...instead of here.
	* libtool.m4 (AC_OUTPUT_COMMANDS):  Write the config to ltconfig
	where it can be reused, rather than directly to libtool.
	* demo/  libtool is no longer present immediately
	after AC_LIBTOOL_M4 has completed, so the tests now grep through
	ltconfig instead -- which *will* be present.

2000-09-16  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* TODO: Removed the item describing the change below, and added a
	similar item to remind us to change the ltdl.m4 macros again when
	_LT_AC_LTCONFIG_HACK is divided into proper macros.
	* ltdl.m4 (AC_LTDL_SNARF_CONFIG):  Removed.  No longet required
	now that ltconfig has migrated to libtool.m4.

	* ltdl.m4 (AC_LTDL_DLPREOPEN): Require the libtool.m4 symbol_pipe
	(AC_LTDL_GLOBAL_SYMBOL_PIPE): Removed, since it is a duplicate
	* libtool.m4 (AC_LIBTOOL_SYS_GLOBAL_SYMBOL_PIPE): ...this new
	macro, extracted from _LT_AC_LTCONFIG_HACK.

	* ltdl.m4 (changequote): An audit of changequote and m4
	quote usage -- all changequotes have been removed, and some
	latent unquoted `[' and `]' bugs have been fixed.

	* (AC_OUTPUT): must be generated in the
	source tree since this is where it would be found in a freshly
	unrolled tarball.

	* Replace `dnl' comments with `#' comments for
	more conformity with cvs autoconf.
	Removed emacs hack-local-variables, since there is now a
	proper Autoconf major mode.
	Removed a couple of changequote()s.

	* bootstrap (ltconfig): When bootstrapping libtool with a
	stock automake (i.e. without the README patch applied),
	references to ltconfig are manually removed from the generated files.

2000-09-15  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* doc/libtool.texi: Removes references to ltconfig, and a small
	amount of tidying up to compensate.

2000-09-15  Nick Hudson  <>

	* libtool.m4 (netbsd): Improved support.

2000-09-15  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* (version_type): Use "-iface" as the windows
	versioning scheme, where iface is the number of the oldest
	interface supported.

2000-09-14  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	From Paul Sokolovsky <>
	* libtool.m4 (pw32): Initial support for pw32, assuming that
	libtool's behaviour in this environment is identical to under
	* (pw32): ditto.
	* NEWS: Updated.

	* libtool.m4 (changequote): An audit of changequote and m4
	quote usage -- all changequotes (except a few with non-nesting
	square brackets) have been removed.

	* (EXTRA_DIST):  The bootstrap script should be
	distributed with libtool.

2000-09-13  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	libtool.m4 (_LT_AC_LTCONFIG_HACK): Oh man!  Third time lucky.
	I just discovered that '&' needs to be escaped inside

2000-09-12  Michael Matz  <>

	*  Be careful about filenames with multiple `.'s in
	them when calculating file extensions.
	Reported by Joel Reed <>

2000-09-12  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	libtool.m4 (AC_PROG_LIBTOOL):  Removed, as it was triggering a
	bug in Autoconf-2.13 AC_REQUIRE implementation which inserted
	some of the expanded tests too early in the generaated configure.
	(_AC_PROG_LIBTOOL): renamed to AC_PROG_LIBTOOL, and defines
	itself to an empty expansion to prevent multiple expansions. (AC_LIBTOOL_SETUP): Replaced by a call to
	AC_PROG_LIBTOOL now that the AC_REQUIRE bug has been worked

2000-09-09  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	libtool.m4 (_LT_AC_LTCONFIG_HACK): Forgot to escape the
	redirections inside AC_TRY_EVAL in the need_lc tests. Doh!

	libtool.m4 (_LT_AC_LTCONFIG_HACK): Forgot to redirect the
	output of grep to /dev/null in the need_lc tests. (AC_PROG_LIBTOOL):  Using this in libtools own interacts badly with the AC_PROVIDE calls and
	results in several tests being inserted into configure too
	early.  Use AC_LIBTOOL_SETUP instead.

2000-09-08  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	libtool.m4 (_LT_AC_LTCONFIG_HACK): The code I
	ported from was incomplete -- this is a backport
	of the missing code taken from the multi-language branch.

2000-09-07  Pavel Roskin  <>

	* libtool.m4 (_LT_AC_LTCONFIG_HACK):  Fixed incorrect use of

2000-09-07  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* NEWS:  Updated.
	* TODO:  Add a reminder to get rid of ltconfig in mlb.
	* README: Until things even out, I have added a note and a
	patch to make the installed automake cooperate with the new
	ltconfig free libtool.

	* libtool.m4 (_LT_AC_LTCONFIG_HACK): with_gcc is only useful in as it has not yet been set in libtool.m4.  Use
	$ac_cv_prog_gcc instead.

	* doc/PLATFORMS: Updated.

	* (AC_PROG_AWK): Removed -- no longer required by
	the build process.
	* lineno: ditto.

	* (files): Don't try to install ltconfig -- it
	doesn't exist!!
	* bootstrap: Fake an ltconfig incase the installed automake
	calls an installed libtoolize (as part of its --add-missing
	process) which thinks ltconfig should be there.

	* libtool.m4 (_LT_AC_LTCONFIG_HACK): Deleted a vital `;;'
	terminator from a case statement by mistake.

	* (  Make this depend on TSDEPS again
	so that the Changelog timestamp is used for at `make
	dist' time.

2000-09-06  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	libtool.m4 now contains a version of the code that used to run
	from ltconfig, so that and then libtool are
	generated at configure time.

	*  Don't generate or ltconfig anymore.
	* bootstrap: ltconfig is no more!
	* Call AC_PROG_LIBTOOL directly.
	(AC_OUTPUT): Generate
	* libtool.m4: Don't build an argument list for ltconfig.
	(_LT_AC_LTCONFIG_HACK):  Refactoring of the former contents of to take advantage of the m4 macros from autoconf.
	* Don't do a version check against ltconfig.
	* tests/assign.test: Remove reference to ltconfig.
	* tests/hardcode.test: ditto.
	* tests/sh.test: ditto.

2000-09-05  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* depdemo/main.c: Support -alt.
	* tests/build-relink2.test: Try it.

	* Removed all references to what used to be
	hardcode_into_libs=all.  2000-09-03's patch was wrong.
	* Likewise.
	* tests/build-relink.test, tests/build-relink2.test: Adjust.
	* mdemo/ (lib_LTLIBRARIES): Move before, so that they're installed in the right order.

2000-09-04  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* tests/dryrun.test: Build along with the object files,
	since it is needed by

	* mdemo/ Mark only libfoo2 as -no-undefined.
	Explicitly link it with

	* (need_lc): Preserve allow_undefined_flag.

	* tests/*.test (CONFIG_SITE): Ultrix's /bin/sh fails on
	`. /dev/null'.  Set CONFIG_SITE to /dev/null/config/site, to make
	sure we pick a non-existent file.

	* (libtool, clibtool): Pass CONFIG_SHELL along with
	ECHO down to ltconfig.

	* (hardcode_libdir_flag_spec, export_dynamic_flag_spec):
	Use ${wl}, not ${wlarc}.

	* (compile, need_lock): Don't create nor remove lock
	files in dry runs.

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (load_deplibs): Don't append shlib_ext; use
	lt_dlopenext() instead.

	* (link -static): Don't add $link_static_flag; only
	-all-static should do that.
	* mdemo/ Revert part of the previous delta.

	* mdemo/ Don't use -static on AIX4.1.
	* mdemo/ Likewise.

2000-09-03  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* Get rid of hardcode_into_libs=all; use
	hardcode_into_libs=yes && shlibpath_overrides_runpath!=yes
	[FreeBSD 3.[01]] (shlibpath_overrides_runpath): Set to no.
	* Likewise.
	* tests/build-relink.test, tests/build-relink2.test: Adjust.

	* libtool.m4: Fix typo I introduced in yesterday's patch.

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (lt_dlopen): Set dlname from library_names if
	dlname is empty.

	* ltdl.m4 (HAVE_LIBDL): Look for dlopen in -lsvld.
	* Likewise.

	* tests/mdemo-exec.test: Modify failure message.

	* (newdlprefiles): Use dlname if it's available and
	old_library isn't; use linklib only if dlname is not available.

	* (enable_dlopen): Set to no when lt_cv_dlopen is no.

	* libtool.m4: Don't quote CONFIG_SHELL nor ORIGINAL_CONFIG_SHELL.
	Quote $@ properly so that the shell expands it, not m4.

	* libtool.m4: Don't quote SHELL when `re-exec'ing, so that SHELL
	can be `/path/to/shell -x'.

	* tests/quote.test: Move the match test out of case statements, to
	work around bug in /bin/sh of several OSs.

	* (variables_saved_for_relink): Attempt to unset them
	instead of setting them to an empty string.

2000-09-02  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* [with_gnu_ld] (archive_cmds, archive_expsym_cmds)
	<solaris*, sysv5*, beos*>: Use compiler_flags instead of linker
	Reported by Alex Hornby <>

2000-09-02  Makoto Ishisone  <>

	* libtool.m4 (lt_cv_deplibs_check_method, freebsd): Fix typo,
	add support for compact format library.

2000-09-02  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* ltdl.m4: Oops, I had forgotten to commit this part of Syd Polk's
	patch from 2000-06-17.

2000-09-02  Tom Kacvinsky  <>, Tim Mooney <>

	* libtool.m4: Ignore Tru64's nm's complaint.

2000-09-02  Pavel Roskin <>

	* only load $cache_file if it's a regular file

2000-09-02  Assar Westerlund  <>

	* Add back ranlib calls for static libraries if there
	is a ranlib.

2000-08-31  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	Move the echo detection code to a macro in libtool.m4.  The code
	at the top is ugly, but will go away when the rest
	of ltconfig is migrated.

	* (libtool):  Pass the value of $ECHO to ltconfig as
	an environment variable.
	* libtool.m4 (_LT_AC_PROG_ECHO_BACKSLASH): Quote the ECHO value
	correctly so that it inserts the correct code into
	suitably quoted for M4 expansion.  This code needs to be near
	the top of as it calls itself recursively, so I
	am using AC_DIVERSION_NOTICE (or simply NOTICE on CVS
	Autoconf).  The value of ECHO is also substitued into the
	Makefile to be used when Make calls ltconfig to generate
	libtool, so another layer of quotation is required for the
	* Accept a value for ECHO from the environment, and
	carefully substitue for $0 if it is present in the ECHO value.
	Because ECHO was quoted for Make, when ltconfig is called by
	configure, it is overquoted, and one layer of quotes must be

2000-08-27  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* (with_gcc):  Make the value of this option
	available to the generated libtool script.
	* (compile_command, finalize_command):  The native C
	and C++ compilers on IRIX require the -LANG:std in order to to
	compile correctly.   The same options should _not_ be passed
	through to gcc on IRIX, or at all on other architectures for
	backwards compatibility (among others).
	Reported by Bob Friesenhahn <>
	Reported by Albert Chin-A-Young <>

2000-08-26  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* (old_reload_flag): typo.

2000-08-01  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* (shtool): Use echo|grep instead of expr, as in the
	original patch.

2000-08-01  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* (need_lc): Fix test message.

2000-07-24  Mocha  <>

	* (NetBSD, deplibs_check_method): Use file_magic.
	(NetBSD, file_magic_cmd, file_magic_test_file): Set.

2000-07-24  Alexandre Oliva  <>, David Kaelbling  <>

	* (irix, major): Prepend a `.'.
	* (irix, soname_spec, library_names_spec): Adjust.

2000-07-24  Alexandre Oliva  <>, Ralf S. Engelschall  <>

	* Support GNU shtool's install.

2000-07-24  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* (linkopts): Don't set for test.

2000-07-24  Nick Hudson <>

	* (linkopts): Replace with linker_flags.

	* (ILD): Fix addition of deplibs in relink case.

2000-07-18  H.J. Lu  <>

	* Check if -lc is necessary for building shared
	library. Set build_libtool_need_lc to indicate it.
	* Add -lc when building shared library only if

2000-07-10  Mo DeJong  <>

	* libtool.m4 (AC_PROG_NM): Fix macro so that it
	finds a cross NM on the PATH.

2000-07-10  Ken Block <>

	* libltdl/ltdl.h: Also check for __cplusplus, __STDC__ is not
	by Compaq C++ compiler

2000-07-10  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* (wlarc, netbsd, aout): Set to empty.
	(hardcode_dynamic_flag_spec, export_dynamic_flag_spec): Use it.

	* (dynamic_linker, linux, powerpc): Do not disable
	shared libraries just because of MkLinux.

	* libtool.m4 (lt_cv_deplibs_check_method, freebsd): Do not depend
	on $version_type; check for ELF support as in other BSDs.

2000-06-17  Syd Polk  <>

	* libtool.m4 (AC_LIBTOOL_SETUP): Do not generate a libtool based
	on target; use host instead.

2000-05-30  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* (ORIGINAL_CONFIG_SHELL): Prevent lossage when
	the echo probing code falls into this branch without setting
	this variable.

	* (netbsd*): archive_cmds and archive_expsym_cmds
	were reversed with respect to definition of __ELF__.
	From Keisuke Inoue <>

2000-05-29  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* libtool.m4 (netbsd*): Use -L option to file_magic_cmd as for
	freebsd (below).
	* libtool.m4 (netbsd ELF): support file_magic.
	From Dan Winship <>.

2000-05-29  Steven M. Schultz <>

	* libtool.m4 (bsdi4*): Add -L option to bsdi4's file_magic_cmd
	command.  Under BSD/OS 4.1 several libraries are now symlinks
	rather than regular files.  Adding -L tells the file program
	to follow the symlink.

2000-05-29  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* libtool.m4 (i*86-*-freebsd*): Forgot to changequote(,).

	* NEWS: Updated.
	* libtool.m4 (i*86-*-freebsd*): Support a.out shared libs.
	From <>

2000-05-29  Fred Fish  <>

	Support AR=mwld AR_FLAGS='-xml -o' for PPC Beos.
	* ltconfig (old_AR_FLAGS): Add.
	(old_archive_cmds): Use AR_FLAGS rather than hardcoding "cru".
	(archive_cmds): Use AR_FLAGS rather than hardcoding "cru".
	(AR_FLAGS): Default to "cru" if not set.

2000-05-29  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* (echo): The following code actually prints the
	double quotes -- so I removed them:
	    echo='printf "%s\n"' /bin/ksh -c '$echo \\t'
	From Tuukka Toivonen <>

	* NEWS: Updated.

2000-05-29  Bernhard Rosenkraenzer <>

	* libtool.m4: adding ia64 as supported linux platform

2000-05-29  Michael Matz  <>

	* fix quoting for $var_value.

	* check for dlfcn.h: include return value
	to make -Wall in CFLAGS work.

2000-05-27  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* README-alpha: note new location of config.(guess|sub).

2000-05-27  Chad Cunningham  <>

	* (rhapsody*): New Port.
	* (rhapsody*): ditto.

2000-05-27  Chris Lattner  <>

	* (*-sequent-sysv4): New Port.

2000-05-17  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* cygwin-1.1.0 and higher no longer grok backslash path

2000-05-14  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	Pick LIBLTLD from top_builddir and INCLTDL from top_srcdir.
	* mdemo/ Remove comments on

	* libtool.m4 (_AC_PROG_LIBTOOL): Renamed from...
	effects of multiple runs.

2000-05-11  Thomas Tanner  <>

	* NEWS: update
	* doc/libtool.texi (libltdl): rename lt_(find|next|add|remove)_dlloader
	  to lt_dlloader_*
	* libltdl/ltdl.c: ditto
	* libltdl/ltdl.h: ditto, add declaration of lt_dlloader_(find|remove)

2000-05-06  Pavel Roskin  <>

	* libltdl/ltdl.c: Typo.

	* libtool.m4 (AC_LIBTOOL_SETUP): CVS autoconf no longer sets
	target to "NONE", but to an empty string.

2000-05-05  Paul Sokolovsky  <>

	* ltdl.c: support lt_dlopen(0) for win32

2000-05-03  Thomas Tanner  <>

	* doc/libtool.texi (libltdl): fix typos,
	  INCLTDL starts with top_srcdir, replace NULL with @code{NULL}

	* (ILD): search in newlib_search_path, too

	* (ILD): fix bugs in conv pass, expand convenience
	  libs to deplibs and link them later on

	* (ILD): don't allow convenience libs to be

	* (ILD): it's not required to link all deplibs
	  in fast-install mode

	* (ILD): if hardcode_into_libs=all, only relink
	  a library if it is linked against uninstalled libtool libraries,
	  rename link_against_libtool_libs to uninst_deplibs

	* (ILD): tidy up, add some comments

2000-05-03  John Wehle  (

	* libtool.m4 (hpux10.20*): use file_magic for
	inter-library dependency tracking.

2000-05-02  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* AUTHORS:  Update my email address.
	* commit: ditto.

2000-04-11  Thomas Tanner  <>

	* NEWS: update
	* libtool.m4: add AC_LIBTOOL_PICMODE
	* move pic_mode checks to
	* add -prefer-pic and -prefer-non-pic

2000-03-29  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* (tmpdir): Do not accept an existing directory, and
	force its mode to 700, for security reasons.
	Reported by Joseph S. Myers <>

2000-03-27  Thomas Tanner  <>

	* NEWS: reformatting

	* (ILD): add extra convenience library scanning pass

	* (ILD): accept -R flags for libraries, too

	* (ILD): correclty merge the dlpreopened libraries
	  with deplibs

	* (install mode): remove directories from filenames
	  before relinking (reported by Elrond <>)

	* doc/libtool.texi (libltdl): rename Library -> Lesser,
	  clarify exception clause
	* libltdl/ltdl.c, libltdl.h (License): ditto

2000-03-21  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* (variables_saved_for_relink): Set to `PATH
	$shlibpath_var $runpath_var'.  If with_gcc, add gcc-related
	environment variables.  Add it to the configuration section.
	* (relink_command): Expand those variables.

2000-03-14  Christopher A. Knight  <>

	* added main() definition in compile
	check for header `dlfcn.h' to fix link errors
	when built with Sun Workshop Pro CC 4.2 (and perhaps

2000-02-03  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (lt_find_dlhandle): Deleted.  This was B.S.
	far cleaner to use lt_dlforeach and lt_dlgetinfo.
	* libltdl/ltdl.h:  Prototype deleted.
	* doc/libtool.texi: Documentation deleted.
	* NEWS: annoncement deleted.

2000-02-23  Thomas Tanner  <>

	* remove duplicates from deplibs, handle
	  interdependent libraries (e.g. -la -lb -la),
	  this requires adding deplibs in reverse order

	* link dlpreopened libraries before other libraries
	  (reported by Pavel Roskin)
	* mdemo/ build and link
	* mdemo/sub.c: new file used by both dlopened modules
	* mdemo/foo*: use sub() defined in libsub
	* tests/dryrun.test: build

	* mdemo/ always link mdemo.static with -static
	* mdemo/ ditto

	* fix dlopen/dlpreopening of objects

	* (ILD): fix misplaced `continue' in -R* argument handler

	* merge duplicated code of clean and uninstall mode

	* libtool.m4: recognize powerpc*linux* (reported by
	  Dirk A. Mueller <>)

2000-02-23  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* (old_MAGIC, old_STRIP, old_reload_flag,
	old_deplibs_check_method, old_file_magic_cmd):  New variabes.
	Treat these as old_CC etc.
	(STRIP, MAGIC): Create and set these variables in the generated
	libtool script.
	Reported by Pavel Roskin <>

	* Due to a bug in autoconf-2.13 implementation of
	AC_SUBST, `AC_SUBST(FILE)' can never work.  Use MAGIC as the
	holder of the command to run in file_magic_cmd instead.
	* s/FILE/MAGIC/g.
	* libtool.m4 (AC_PROG_LIBTOOL): set MAGIC in the environment when
	calling ltconfig.
	(AC_PATH_MAGIC):  renamed from AC_PATH_FILE.
	(AC_PATH_TOOL_PREFIX):  s/FILE/MAGIC/g.  Also set file_magic_cmd
	to '${MAGIC}' so that make can grok it.
	* (libtool):
	(clibtool): ditto.

2000-02-21  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (lt_find_dlhandle): New function.
	(tryall_dlopen): Use it.
	* libltdl/ltdl.h:  Prototype it.
	* doc/libtool.texi: Document it.
	* NEWS: updated.

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (lt_dlinit): removed unused variable, `loader'.

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (lt_remove_dlloader): typo, s/=/==/g.

2000-02-03  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* libltdl/ltdl.h (lt_dlloader_data_t):  New type for loader
	instance data.
	(lt_user_dlloader): New lt_dlloader_data_t field.
	(lt_module_open_t): Add lt_dlloader_data_t parameter.
	(lt_module_close_t): Add lt_dlloader_data_t parameter.
	(lt_find_sym_t): Add lt_dlloader_data_t parameter.
	(lt_dlloader_exit_t): Add lt_dlloader_data_t parameter.
	* libltdl/ltdl.c:  A sprinkling of /*ARGSUSED*/ markers to
	reassure lint that the unused arguments are intentional.
	(lt_dlloader_t): New lt_dlloader_data_t field.
	(lt_dlloader_data): New function to return the contents of the
	dlloader_data field.
	(sys_dl_open): Take an additional lt_dlloader_data_t argument.
	(sys_dl_close): Ditto.
	(sys_dl_sym): Ditto.
	(sys_dl): Initialise lt_dlloader_data_t field.
	(sys_shl_open, sys_shl_close, sys_shl_sym, sys_shl): As above.
	(sys_wll_open, sys_wll_close, sys_wll_sym, sys_wll): As above.
	(sys_bedl_open, sys_bedl_close, sys_bedl_sym, sys_bedl): As
	(sys_dld_open, sys_dld_close, sys_dld_sym, sys_dld): As above.
	(presym_init, presym_exit, presym_open, presym_close, presym_sym,
	presym): As above.
	(lt_dlinit): Call presym_init with additional argument.
	(lt_dlexit): Call dlloader_exit method with additional argument.
	(tryall_dlopen): Call module_open method with additional argument.
	(lt_dlclose): Call module_close method with additional argument.
	(lt_dlsym): Call find_sym method with additional argument.
	(lt_add_dlloader): Initialise dlloader_data field.
	(lt_remove_dlloader): Call dlloader_exit method with additional

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (find_file): Prevent early release of memory
	in filename/*pdir.
	From Jon Leichter <>

	(sys_wll_init): Deleted.  No longer required.  And this time,
	with feeling!
	(sys_wll_exit): Ditto.

2000-02-02  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* NEWS: updated.
	* doc/libtool.texi (Libltdl interface): Moved user defined module
	loader documentation from here...
	(Module loaders for libltdl) here, and updated the text and
	added examples.
	* ltdl.m4 (AC_CHECK_FUNCS): check strcmp for lt_find_dlloader.
	* libltdl/ltdl.h: Reformatted and commented for readability.
	(struct lt_user_dlloader): New data type for passing
	initialisation pointers to lt_add_dlloader.
	(LTDL_ERROR_INVALID_LOADER):  New error message when non loader
	handles are passed to the user loader API.
	(LTDL_ERROR_INIT_LOADER): New error when loader initialisation
	(LTDL_ERROR_REMOVE_LOADER): New error when loader removal fails.
	(lt_module_open_t): renamed from lt_lib_open_t.
	(lt_module_close_t): renamed from lt_lib_close_t.
	(lt_dlloader_exit_t): renamed from lt_dlloader_exit_t.
	* libltdl/ltdl.c: Reordered builtin loaders so that the "dld"
	loader no longer occurs before "dlopen" on some platforms and
	after it on others.
	(lt_dlloader_t): Moved here from ltdl.h, added a field,
	"loader_name", for identifying the loader, and renamed from
	lt_dltype_t.  Renamed type variables to loader IFF of type
	(lt_module_t): Renamed from lt_syshandle. Renamed handle variables
	to module IFF of type lt_module_t.
	(LTDL_TYPE_TOP): Deleted.  No longer required.
	(sys_dl): Initialised as a struct lt_user_dlloader.
	(sys_dl_init): Deleted.  No longer required.
	(sys_dl_exit): Ditto.
	(sys_shl): Initialised as a struct lt_user_dlloader.
	(sys_shl_init): Deleted.  No longer required.
	(sys_shl_exit): Ditto.
	(sys_wll): Initialised as a struct lt_user_dlloader.
	(sys_wll_init): Deleted.  No longer required.
	(sys_wll_exit): Ditto.
	(sys_bedl): Initialised as a struct lt_user_dlloader.
	(sys_bedl_init): Deleted.  No longer required.
	(sys_bedl_exit): Ditto.
	(sys_dld): Initialised as a struct lt_user_dlloader.
	(sys_dld_init): Deleted.  No longer required.
	(sys_dld_exit): Ditto.
	(sys_presym): Initialised as a struct lt_user_dlloader.
	(lt_mod_init_t): Moved to here from ltdl.h.
	(lt_dlinit): Add builtin loaders using the user loader API.
	(lt_dlexit): Unregister and free all loaders.
	(lt_add_dlloader): New function to add a new module loader after the
	loader specified in the argument.
	(lt_remove_dlloader): New function to remove a module loader.
	(lt_next_dlloader): New function for iterating over module loaders.
	(lt_dlloader_name): Accessor function for name of dlloader.
	(lt_find_dlloader): New function to get a reference to a registered
	module loader.
	(strcmp): static implementation incase the host has none.
	(lt_dlgettypes, lt_dlsettypes): Removed.

2000-02-02  Thomas Tanner  <>

	* libltdl/ltdl.c: replace NULL with 0, remove unused system
	  and app_private pointers from lt_dlhandle_t
	* libltdl/ltdl.c (presym_add_list): new preloaded symbols
	  don't need to be added to the end

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (lt_dlgetdata, lt_dlsetdata): removed
	* libltdl/ltdl.h: ditto
	* doc/libtool.texi (libltdl interface): ditto

2000-02-01  Thomas Tanner  <>

	* support -dlopen/dlpreopen for libraries
	* NEWS: updated
	* TODO: updated
	* rename dlopen to dlopen_support
	* ditto
	* doc/libtool.texi: ditto

	* check whether libraries are moved out of $libdir,
	  replace .a and .lib with .$libext, .o and .obj with .$objext

2000-01-31  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* libltdl/ltdl.h (lt_dlrealloc): removed declaration.
	* libltdl/ltdl.c (lt_dlrealloc): removed definition.
	(lt_dladderror): Instead of calling lt_dlrealloc, use lt_dlmalloc,
	and lt_dlfree.

2000-01-30  Ossama Othman  <>

	* libtool.m4 (lt_cv_cc_needs_belf): Set the test language to C
	prior to executing the test that checks if the C compiler needs
	Reported by Chris Butler <>

2000-01-28  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* libtool.m4 (AC_DEPLIBS_CHECK_METHOD):  Use changequote to
	protect `[' and `]' in deplibs_check_method.

	* libltdl/ltdl.h (lt_dlrealloc): Added declaration.
	* libltdl/ltdl.c (lt_dlrealloc): Added default definition.

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (lt_dlseterror): Catch errorcodes below 0 as
	* libltdl/ltdl.h (LTDL_ERROR): Added missing '_' in K&R

	* libltdl/ltdl.h (ltdl_error_table): Added missing error code, and
	fixed typo in another code.
	* doc/libtool.texi (Libltdl interface): Added missing @end

2000-01-27  Thomas Tanner  <>

	* Oops, replace the remaining $objdir's

	* merge library linking code of programs and libraries,
	  some cleanups

2000-01-27  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* NEWS: Updated.
	* doc/libtool.texi (Libltdl interface): Document new entry
	* libltdl/ltdl.c (lt_dladderror): New function to add a user
	defined error message to the tables used by lt_dlerror().
	(lt_dlseterror):  New function to allow setting of last_error by
	user modules.
	(ltdl_error_strings): New preprocessor generated table of internal
	error diagnostic strings.
	(user_error_strings): New internal list of registered user error
	diagnostic strings.
	(throughout!): Use error messages from ltdl_error_strings.
	* libltdl/ltdl.h (ltdl_error_table): New macro to tabulate
	internal diagnostic error strings alongside enum keys.

	* NEWS: Updated.
	* doc/libtool.texi (Libltdl interface): Document new entry
	* libltdl/ltdl.c (lt_dltype_t):  Use new type definitions for
	existing fields.
	(lt_dladdtype): New function to add a new ltdl dynamic loader
	type to the end of the list of valid types..
	(lt_dlgettypes): New function to return the complete list of ltdl
	dynamic loader types.
	(lt_dlsettypes): New function to replace the list of ltdl dynamic
	loader types entirely -- e.g. to prepend a new type to the
	existing list.
	(sys_dl_open, sys_dl_close, sys_dl_sym): Work with lt_syshandle.
	(sys_shl_open, sys_shl_close, sys_shl_sym): ditto.
	(sys_dld_open, sys_dld_close, sys_dld_sym): ditto.
	(sys_wll_open, sys_wll_close, sys_wll_sym): ditto.
	(sys_bedl_open, sys_bedl_close, sys_bedl_sym): ditto.
	(presym_open, presym_close, presym_sym): ditto.
	(tryall_dlopen): Call lt_lib_open_t functions lt_syshandle
	(lt_dlclose): Call lt_lib_close_t functions lt_syshandle
	(lt_dlsym): Call lt_find_sym_t functions lt_syshandle compatibly.
	(lt_dltype_t): moved type declaration from here...
	* libltdl/ltdl.h (lt_dltype_t): here.
	(lt_syshandle): new type for low level system handles passed by
	loader functions
	(lt_mod_init_t):  New type for functions implementing the
	initialisation for an ltdl dynamic loader.
	(lt_mod_exit_t): Type of exit functions for the same.
	(lt_lib_open_t): Type of loader functions for the same.
	(lt_lib_close_t): Type of unloader functions for the same.
	(lt_find_sym_t): Type of symbol resolver functions for the same.

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (sys_dl_init, sys_dl_exit, sys_dl_open,
	sys_dl_close, sys_dl_sym):  Preprocess these away on cygwin to
	avoid spurious error messages.

2000-01-24  Thomas Tanner  <>

	fix severe bugs reported by Elrond <>

	* replace $objdir with $output_objdir

	* change to the builddir before relinking programs

	*,, libtool.m4, ltdl.m4:
	  remove unnessary spaces from line endings

2000-01-19  Thomas Tanner  <>

	* rewrite of the ILD code, merge linking code for
	  programs, libraries and objects, allow linking of shared libraries
	  against static libraries/objects on platforms that support it
	  but print a warning, fix some typos

	* partially revert my previous change and
	  update only copyright notices of files that were actually modified

	* NEWS: update

	* libltdl/ version number was wrong

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (tryall_dlopen): revert Gary's change
	  since it breaks dlpreopening
	* ltdl.m4: ditto

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (sys_search_path): search in the system default
	  library search path, too
	* ltdl.m4 (AC_LTDL_SYSSEARCHPATH): extract the path

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (find_module): remove bogus file_not_found_error

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (load_deplibs): implement loading of dependency
	* libltdl/ltdl.c (unload_deplibs): implement unloading of dependency
	* libltdl/ltdl.c (lt_dlexit): correctly close all modules and
	  their dependencies

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (lt_dlforeach): new function
	* libltdl/ltdl.h: ditto
	* doc/libtool.texi (using libltdl): document it

	* libtool.m4: reformatting, only add -I$topsrc_dir/libltdl to

	* reformatting
	* reformatting
	* reformatting

	* mdemo/ use INCLTDL

	* tests/ reexport OBJEXT and EXEEXT
	* tests/dryrun.test: use them for building main.obj and mdemo.exe

2000-01-17  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (tryall_dlopen): Abort with
	file_not_found_error before trying all lib_open() methods
	if the file to be dlopened doesn't exist.
	* ltdl.m4 (AC_HAVE_HEADERS): add unistd.h.

2000-01-16  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (find_file): memory error fixed.

2000-01-14  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* (Usage): Now it matches the code!
	Reported by Jon Leichter <>

	* README:  Some notes about libtool release numbers.

	* mdemo/README: Explain the deliberate incompleteness of the
	Windows port.
	* mdemo/ Use AC_LIBTOOL_WIN32_DLL.
	* mdemo/ (LDFLAGS):  Add -no-undefined.

	* libltdl/ltdl.h (LTDL_STMT_START, LTDL_STMT_END):  Macros for
	wrapping other macros to make a portable compound statement from
	multiple C statements in the expansion.
	(LTDL_SET_PRELOADED_SYMBOLS): Use the above macros to add an
	extern declaration for lt_preloaded_symbols, to remove
	dependency on undefined symbol from libltdl.dll on cygwin (and
	other -no-undefined architectures).
	* libltdl/ltdl.c (lt_preloaded_symbols): No longer defined here.

	* libtool,m4 (AC_LIBTOOL_SETUP):  The result of lt_cv_need_dllmain
	was set to the opposite of what it should be.
	* (AC_LIBTOOL_WIN32_DLL):  Call to this macro is
	required for libtool configury to test lt_cv_need_dllmain on

	* (opt_cr, mingw*): replace unescaped ? with correctly
	escaped and portable \{0,1\} in sed expression.
	From Jon Leichter <>

2000-01-13  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* libtool.m4 (AC_LIBLTDL_CONVENIENCE): Add -I${top_srcdir}/libltdl
	to default INCLTDL for VPATH.
	Reported by Tom Tromey <>

2000-01-12  Thomas Tanner  <>

	* update all copyright notices to 2000

	* doc/libtool.texi (using libltdl): document new lt_dlinfo struct,
	  replace NULL with @code{NULL}, document lt_dlsetdata(),
	  lt_dlgetdata() and lt_dlgetinfo()
	* libltdl/ increment interface version number
	* libltdl/ set version number to 1.1
	* libltdl/ltdl.c: make some variables public by moving them
	  to the info struct, add support for application specific data
	  within module handles, new lt_dlsetdata(), lt_dlgetdata() and
	  lt_dlgetinfo() functions,
	  fix memory leaks, minor cleanups
	* libltdl/ltdl.h: ditto
	* mdemo/main.c: demonstrate use of lt_dlgetinfo,
	  improved handling of errors

	* set hardcode_into_libs = yes for GNU/Hurd, Linux
	  and Solaris, only hardcode *all* run-paths if hardcode_into_libs
	  is set to 'all', otherwise hardcode only user-specified rpaths
	  into libraries
	* minor cleanups, we don't need to add user-specified
	  rpaths to compile_rpath, finalize_rpath is sufficient

	* transform linux* -> *linux-gnu* _after_ host_os has
	  been set! (reported by Bruno Haible <>)

	* AC_SUBST reload_flag, deplibs_check_method
	  and file_magic_cmd

	* README: use 'libtool --version' instead of 'ltconfig --version'
	  (suggested by Francios Pinard <>

2000-01-10  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* libltdl/ltdl.h (LTDL_DIRSEP_CHAR): Leave undefined when
	not compiling for a Windows target.
	* libltdl/ltdl.c (canonicalize_path): New function to
	ensure internal paths use '/' directory separators.
	(find_file): use canonicalize_path.  Memory management
	changed to cope.
	(lt_dlopen): ditto.
	(free_vars): Removed `dir' and `name', which are now handled

	* libltdl/ltdl.h (LTDL_DIRSEP_CHAR): Define to '/' or '\\',
	as suitable for the target host.
	(LTDL_PATHSEP_CHAR): Similarly with ':' or ';'.
	* libltdl/ltdl.c: Use LTDL_DIRSEP_CHAR and LTDL_PATHSEP_CHAR
	instead of hardcoding throughout.
	Reported by Jon Leichter <>

1999-12-18  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* Oops, `largarg' -> `lastarg'.

	* (-Wc, -Xcompiler): Implemented in compile mode.

	* (-Xcompiler, -Xlinker): Add to compile_command and
	(-Wc, -Wl): Likewise.

	* tests/quote.test: Adjust quoting style of -Wl.

	* Oops, `echo' -> `$echo'.

	* (-Wl, -Wc): Make commas argument separators, just like
	in gcc.

	* (libtool_args): Get all arguments properly enclosed in
	quotes and backslash-protected when needed.

1999-12-16  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* ltdl.m4: Renamed from...
	* libltdl/ltdl.m4: that no longer exists.
	* (ACINCLUDE_M4_LIST): Removed libltdl/acinclude.m4.
	* (aclocal_macros): Added ltdl.m4.
	(libltdl/acinclude.m4): Concatenate libtool.m4 and ltdl.m4.
	* bootstrap: Likewise.
	* libltdl/ (ACLOCAL): Remove the definition.  Relying
	upon -I may lead to duplicates.
	* doc/libtool.texi: Suggest appending ltdl.m4 to acinclude.m4.
	* Check AC_LIB_LTDL version number in aclocal.m4.

	* libltdl/ (with_auxdir): Do not use it as the
	argument of AC_CONFIG_AUX_DIR, automake requires a literal here.

	* libltdl/ (ACLOCAL): Define with `-I .', as in

1999-12-15  Thomas Tanner  <>

	* libltdl/ path to auxiliary files can be specified
	  using --with-auxdir (idea by Howard Chu <>)

	* don't remove multiple occurences from dependency_libs
	  of a library, otherwise many dependencies would get lost

	* bootstrap: use "aclocal -I ." instead of adding the contents
	  of ltdl.m4 to acinclude.m4

1999-12-13  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* NEWS: updated.
	* libltdl/ Use -no-undefined for dll compliance.
	* libltdl/ Use AC_LIBTOOL_WIN32_DLL for dll
	* libltdl/ltdl.c: Define and use LTDL_GLOBAL_DATA to correctly
	export global data symbols from libtldl.dll.
	* libltdl/ltdl.h: Define and use LTDL_SCOPE to declare data
	symbols as dllexport, dllimport or plain ornary extern depending
	in the context in which it is used.

	* doc/libtool.texi (Distributing libltdl): document use of
	* libltdl/ Removed header checks, as they are
        automatically performed by AC_LIB_LTDL.
	* libltdl/ltdl.m4: Added header checks from, so that
	AC_LIB_LTDL is sufficient to compile ltdl.c.
	Reported by Stephan Kulow <>.

	* (ltdll_obj): fixed typo: objdir -> $objdir

1999-12-12  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* (cygwin*, mingw*, export_symbols_cmds): keep any
	DATA tags associated with symbols by recent dlltool.
	(cygwin*, mingw*, archive_expsym_cmds): Honor any DATA tags
	found in the symbol list.
	Reported by Jon Leichter <>.

1999-12-10  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	From Stephan Kulow <>
	* libltdl/ltdl.m4:  Add arg 3 to AC_DEFINE's to save the user
	from having to hack acconfig.h.

1999-12-06  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* NEWS: Updated.
	* TODO: Note some cleanups that are now needed.
	* libltdl/ Use the new macroised tests.
	* libltdl/ltdl.m4: New file, macroised tests formerly in
	Reported by Stephan Kulow <>.

	From Tim Mooney  <>
	*  split off the osf3 section, so that the osf4 and
	osf5 sections can add `-msym' to arguments passed to the linker
	for shared libs.

1999-12-03  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* (ac_compile): Use $ac_ext instead of .c.
	(ac_link): Likewise.
	(dlfcn.h, ac_try): Do not add filename, it is already in
	Reported by Stephane Conversy <>

	* (linux-gnu*): Disable hardcode_into_libs until it
	works together with fast_install.

	* libtool.m4: Use host when --target is not specified.

	* AC_SUBST variables that are used by ltconfig to
	build libtool.

	* (irix6*): Do not override deplibs_check_method

	* libtool.m4: Do not AC_SUBST anything other than LIBTOOL.

1999-11-20  Michael Forster  <>

	* (linux-gnu*): Set hardcode_into_libs=yes.

1999-11-29  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	*  Be friendlier to C++ compilers when testing
	for dlopen support.
	Reported by Stephan Kulow <>

1999-11-26  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* libtool.m4:  better use of $target instead of $host to support
	cross compilation.
	Reported by Sam Latinga <>

1999-11-16  Thomas Tanner  <>

	* generate ltconfig and before configuring

1999-11-04  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* tests/sh.test: New test to detect uses of quotes within
	backticks within quotes.
	*, Fix detected errors.  Mark false
	positives with a comment that disables the detector.
	Reported by Akim Demaille <>

	* Move ltconfig and generation back...
	* here.

1999-11-02  Thomas Tanner  <>

	* NEWS: updated
	* THANKS: added Olly Betts and Pavel Roskin
	* doc/libtool.texi: fix typo

	* fix major bugs which rendered libtool virtually
	  unusable (i.e. not portable):
	* don't hardcode system dependent variables in ltconfig!!
	  but set sane defaults
	* pass variables from AC_LIBTOOL_SETUP to ltconfig
	* libtool.m4: ditto, fix typo in AC_PROG_LD_RELOAD_FLAG

	* use old_deplibs for archives, too
	  remove second occurence of sysv5
	* fix typo, fix the second occurence of -DPIC, too

	* libltdl/ increment version number, fix typo
	* libltdl/ltdl.c (lt_dlsym): don't report an error if the
	  libltdl-style symbol name wasn't found

1999-11-02  Wolfgang Rapp <>

	* add support for Unixware (sysv4.2uw2*)

1999-10-29  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	*  Damnit!  Cygwin cvs committed all the
	dos line endings.

1999-10-28  Stephane Conversy  <>

	* (-DPIC):  changed the order of pic flags a little to
	prevent upsetting the sgi c++ compiler.

1999-10-28  Olly Betts  <>

	* (opt_cr):  Handle crlf sequences output by the
	mingw toolchain.

	* libtool.m4:  Third time lucky, with Tor's patch.

1999-10-19  Tor Lillqvist  <>

	* libtool.m4:  these was a missing `*' in the -mno-cygwin
	* (cygwin, ltdll_obj): fixed a quoting error.
	(export_symbols_cmds): added missing cosmetic newline.

1999-10-18  Tor Lillqvist  <>

	* libtool.m4: test command used == which should be =.
	Support -mno-cygwin flag for building mingw32 dlls.
	* (file_magic_cmd): add missing quotes.
	(deplibs_check_method): and here.

1999-10-16  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (lt_dlopen): Do not search paths when the
	specified library is not just a basename.

1999-10-10  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* libtool.m4 (AC_PATH_FILE): new macro replaces
	(AC_PATH_TOOL_PREFIX): new macro replaces
	(AC_LD_RELOAD_FLAG):  migrated from
	* (reload_flag): moved to libtool.m4.
	(deplbs_check_method): ditto.

1999-10-07  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* libtool.m4 (AC_PATH_PROG_VERSION_GREP): removed in favour of the
	(AC_PATH_TOOL_VERSION_GREP): removed in favour of the more general
	(AC_PROG_LIBTOOL):  Search for a working find program in the
	user's PATH using the new macros.

1999-10-06  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* NEWS: updtaed.
        * Accept osf5.
        Reported by Sascha Schumann <>

1999-10-04  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* (-no-install):  This doesn't work on win32 since
	the search path for libraries is not encoded in the binary,
	and dlls not in $PATH won't be found.  Fall back to -no-fast-install

	* (-no-fast-install):  Wrapper script used to add the
	exeext on again when naming the wrapped executable.

1999-10-03  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	*  Set $FILE to @FILE@ for substitution with
	the value found in libtool.m4 at configure time.
	* libtool.m4 (AC_PATH_TOOL_GREP_VERSION):  New macro, combines
	AC_PATH_PROG and AC_CHECK_TOOL with a test which greps the
	output of $ac_dir/${ac_prefix}<tool> --version for a
	given regex.
	(AC_PATH_PROG_GREP_VERSION):  New macro used by the above.
	(AC_LIBTOOL_SETUP): Use the new macros to search the PATH
	[starting at /usr/bin] for a file program which accepts
	--version and has "file" in its --version output.

1999-10-03  Thomas Tanner  <>

	* NEWS: new -no-install flag
	* fix typo
	* doc/libtool.texi(Link mode): document -no-install flag,
	  correct -no-fast-install docs
	* libtool.m4: check for "file" command
	* don't hardcode /usr/bin/file, remove second
	  definition of sysv5, replace linkopts -> linker_flags
	* add new -no-install flag, print help for -no-install
	  and -no-fast-install flags

1999-10-03  Olly Betts <>

	* always create output_objdir

1999-10-03  Pavel Roskin  <>

	* libltdl/ don't preserve file attributes when
	  installing the libltdl sources

1999-10-01  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* (AC_OUTPUT_COMMANDS): generate
	* ( ltconfig): removed.  Automake inserts the
	rules to automatically call config.status.

	* libtool.m4: be sure to AC_SUBST values no longer tested in
	* replaced several of the simple feature tests with
	substitutions from config.status.
	* (ltconfig): generate ltconfig with config.status.
	* (AC_OUTPUT): generate ltconfig with config.status.

1999-09-30  Donald Anderson  <>

	* (sco3.2v5): use pass_all deplibs_check_method
	for SCO3.2.

1999-09-29  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* (whole-archive-flag-spec):  I had been
	wondering why my file system was filling up with empty
	files named `71'... seems I forgot to hold in the
	shift key when redirecting stderr, 2>&1.  Doh!

1999-09-29  Vadim  <>

	* (sysv):  More UW7 support.

1999-09-28  Albert Cheng  <>

	* (shlibpath_var): ensure the variable is non-empty before
	exporting it.

1999-09-27  Manfred Weichel  <>

	* (sysv5): Added support required for shared
	library linking on SCO UW7.

1999-09-22  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* (whole-archive-flag-spec): test whether the
	version of GNU ld being used understands --whole-archive
	before using it.

1999-09-19  Thomas Tanner  <>

	* don't ignore convenience libraries for objects/archives
	  (temporary hack)

1999-09-14  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* (CDPATH): Set to `:' instead of empty.
	* (CDPATH): Likewise.
	Reported by Greg McGary <>

1999-08-24  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* (ltdll.c, impgen.c): Prevent the shell from
	expanding variables & backslash escapes when writing these
	files to the libtool script.

1999-08-24  Thomas Tanner  <>

	* NEWS: mention fixes
	* doc/PLATFORMS: GNU/Hurd update
	* depdemo: make use of variables
	* use CC -E when checking for ELF support
	  on NetBSD (reported by Todd Vierling <>),
	  replace all occurences of 'linkopts' with 'linker_flags'
	* move ltdll.c and impgen.c to and
	  only add them to the libtool script if it's necessary

1999-08-24  Boyd Gerber  <>

	* add support for UnixWare 7.X.X
	* doc/PLATFORMS: add new platforms

1999-08-24  Pavel Roskin  <>

	* doc/libtool.texi: document use of noinst_LTLIBRARIES for
	  convenience libraries

	* check for freebsdelf3, not just freebsd3.
	Set hardcode_into_libs=yes for FreeBSD 3.0 and 3.1

	* enable workaround for freebsdelf3.0

1999-08-24  Bert Driehuis  <>

	* export_dynamic_flag_spec is -rdynamic on BSD/OS

1999-08-07  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* libltdl/COPYING.LIB: Update to version 2.1.
	* libltdl/ltdl.h, libltdl/ltdl.c: Update FSF address.

1999-08-03  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* libtool.m4 (mingw*, AC_PROG_LD): use tr for carriage return
	* ditto.
	From Olly Betts <>

1999-08-02  Olly Betts  <>

	* doc/libtool.texi (Compile mode): typo correction.
	(Link mode): and another.
	(Release numbers):  and another.
	(Distributing libltdl): and another.
	(Test descriptions): and another.
	(libtool script contents): and one more.

	* libtool.m4 (AC_PROG_LD): strip carriage returns from the
	output of gcc -print-prog-name=ld.
	* ditto.

1999-07-30  Pavel Roskin  <>

	* Ensure that gcc on HPsUX uses -fPIC, or else
	initialised structures are sometimes emitted in the code section.

1999-07-30  Mumit Khan  <>

	*  Read line at a time to avoid tokenisation by

1999-07-29  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* Fix creation of relative links to object files in

1999-07-29  Olly Betts  <>

	* mingw32, archive_expsym_cmds): Only compile
	and link ltdll.c if the libtool.m4 macros discovered that it is

1999-07-26  Olly Betts  <>

	* libtool.m4(cygwin mingw32, AC_LIBTOOL_SETUP): Oops.  Fix some
	typos made by Evil Gary while (mis)applying my patch :-).

	* libtool.m4(cygwin mingw32, AC_LIBTOOL_SETUP):  On second
	thoughts, only probe for -mdll vs -dll on mingw, and revert to
	the old `-Wl,--dll -nostartfiles' on cygwin.

1999-07-24  Erez Zadok  <>

	* doc/PLATFORMS (i*86-*openbsd2.5):  New platform.
	Slight reordering of other bsd entries.

1999-07-24  Olly Betts  <>

	* NEWS: Note new user visible changes.
	* libtool.m4 (mingw32, AC_LIBTOOL_SETUP): probe for -mdll vs -dll
	under cygwin/mingw.
	probe whether the cygwin/mingw library supplies a stub DllMain
	(but this information isn't yet used).
	* (mingw32, extract_expsyms_cmds): if HOST_CC is set,
	use that to build impgen so we can use it when cross-compiling.
	use correct entry points for mingw so static C++ constructors get
	called for code in the DLL.
	* (impgen.c): define O_BINARY to 0 if it is not in the
	system headers.

1999-07-24  Bert Driehuis <>

	*  Updated bsdi4 soname specs to be more like
	linux as discussed on the bsdi mailing list.

1999-07-20  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* (AC_PROG_RANLIB):  No longer required as we now use
	* libtool.m4 (AC_PROG_LIBTOOL):  Pass the $build variable to
	(AC_PROG_RANLIB): replaced with AC_CHECK_TOOL.
	* (build): new variable to hold the build triplet
	which is now checked for unless --no-verify is specified.
	(--build): new argument to set the build triplet.
	(ranlib): Prefer ${host_alias}-ranlib[.exe] if $build is different
	to $host.
	* doc/libtool.texi (Invoking ltconfig): Document --build option.
	* NEWS: Note --build option.

1999-07-19  Erez Zadok  <>

	* doc/PLATFORMS: Updated mostly *bsd platforms.

1999-07-19  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* doc/libtool.texi (Porting inter-library dependencies): Typos
	Reported by Petter Reinholdtsen <>

1999-07-17  Thomas Tanner  <>

	* NEWS, TODO: updated (pic flags)
	* libtool.m4 (AC_PROG_LIBTOOL): added --with-pic flag
	* new pic_mode variable and --prefer[-non]-pic flags,
	  fixed the strip check (reported by Keith Bostic <>)
	* (compile mode): build only PIC/non-PIC code depending
	  on pic_mode
	* libltdl/README: document the supported dlopen interfaces
	* doc/libtool.texi (tests): documented new tests
	* tests/ added new tests
	* tests/demo-pic.test: new test to test --with-pic
	* tests/demo-nopic.test: new test to test --without-pic
	* tests/build-relink2.test: variant of build-relink.test that
	  uses depdemo

1999-07-09  Olly Betts  <>

	* doc/libtool.texi (C++ Libraries):  fixed a typo.

1999-07-06  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* README-alpha:  improved the release instructions to mention
	actual list addresses for announcements, and urls for upload

1999-07-03  Thomas Tanner  <>

	* doc/PLATFORMS: 1.3b passes all tests on cygwin

1999-07-03  Pavel Roskin <>

	* finish_cmds for FreeBSD removed
	* depdemo/l3/ install into an extra directory

1999-07-02  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* bumped version to 1.3c.

	GNU libtool 1.3b was released.

	* NEWS: inserted todays date.

1999-07-02  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* doc/PLATFORMS: Tested on as many platforms as possible for me.

1999-07-01  Thomas Tanner  <>

	* NEWS: updated
	* doc/PLATFORMS: updated
	* changed my email address

1999-06-30  Thomas Tanner  <>

	* demo/foo.h: use LT_PARAMS instead of LTDL_PARAMS (this is not libltdl)
	* tests/build-relink.test: also check for hardcode_into_libs = yes,
	  if set, we need to relink at install-time

1999-06-29  Thomas Tanner  <>

	* NEWS: mention -no-fast-install, rename dummy to force
	* doc/PLATFORMS: 1.3b passes all tests on GNU/Linux,
	  FreeBSD (2.2.6 and 3.1)
	* doc/libtool.texi: it's possible to link libtool libraries
	  using -L and -l, better documentation of uninstall and clean mode,
	  rename dummy to force, documented -no-fast-install,
	  AC_LIBLTDL_* must be called before AC_PROG_LIBTOOL,
	  documented hardcode_into_libs and striplib/old_striplib,
	* search for strip program, added hardcode_into_libs
	  and striplib/old_striplib variables, set strip commands for GNU strip,
	  on FreeBSD >= 3.2 set hardcode_into_libs to yes,
	  fast-install mode doesn't work if hardcode_into_libs = yes
	* reimplemented hardcoding into libraries:
	  new relink mode, preserve all libtool args, relink libraries
	  when installing if necessary
	  added -no-fast-install flag, removed unnecessary `dlname'
	  initialization, use striplib/old_striplib for stripping libraries,
	  dlname is always soname or in library_names so we don't need
	  to handle different file names

1999-06-29  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* (freebsd*, shlibpath_overrides_runpath): Set to yes
	up to release 3.1, and to no from 3.2 on.
	Reported by Pavel Roskin <>

1999-06-29  Pavel Roskin <>, Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* (freebsd*, shlibpath_overrides_runpath): Set to
	yes; tested on 3.1-ELF by Pavel and on 2.2.6 by Alexandre.

1999-06-25  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* (linux-gnu*, deplibs_check_method): Use pass_all on
	alpha, x86 and sparc architectures by now, reverting to file_magic
	at least on ARM, where it breaks.

1999-06-23  Thomas Tanner  <>

	* NEWS: updated
	* README: added GNU Hurd to the supported platforms
	* doc/libtool.texi: document `-dlpreopen dummy'
	  instead of `-dlopen dummy'
	* libltdl/ltdl.c (strchr): fixed typo (missing star)

1999-06-23  Stephan Kulow <>

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (strrchr): fixed typo (missing star)
	* libltdl/ltdl.c (trim): use `const' to silence -Wwrite-strings

1999-06-23  Olly Betts  <>

	* (ltdll.c): Support for crosscompiling from linux to

1999-06-23  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* (cygwin, export_symbols_cmds): If there is already
	an extracted and compiled ltdll.c, then don't delete, reextract
	and recompile.
	(cygwin, archive_expsym_cmds): Make sure the ltdll source has been
	extracted and compiled before referencing the object, since there
	are paths through the code which run archive_expsym_cmds without
	running export_symbols_cmds.

1999-06-20  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	*  moved the test for NM after the test for

1999-06-20  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* Use sed '$q' instead of sed "" for copying ltmain,
	just in case some sed does not support an empty command.

	* (link_static_flag, ac_cv_prog_cc_static): Use the
	latter in the test.

1999-06-18  Thomas Tanner  <>

	* (bsdi4, deplibs_check_method): use a less restrictive
	  regex (reported by Chris P. Ross <>)
	* support `-dlopen dummy', define lt_preloaded_symbols
	  if dlself != no
	* doc/libtool.texi (Compile and Link mode): document it,
	  documented the -Wc, -Wl flags, libtool does also support non C
	  source code

1999-06-18  Teun Burgers  <>

	* CR/LF fix for broken DJGPP bash
	* CR/LF fix for DJGPP

1999-06-18  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* (outputname): When generating the executable wrapper
	script, $outputname already has the $exeext suffix, so we needn't
	add it again.

1999-06-16  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* libltdl/ (ac_cv_lib_dl_dlopen): missing "x" in test
	comparison corrected.

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (sys_wll_open): libltdl expects this function to
	fail if it is unable to physically load the library.  Sadly,
	LoadLibrary will search the loaded libraries for a match and
	return one of them if the path search load fails.  Simulate a
	failure in this case for compatibility with the other APIs.
	Also, LoadLibrary takes the liberty of adding `.dll' to library
	names passed without an extension, we now add a trailing `.' to
	prevent this from happening.

1999-06-15  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (sys_wll_close): Strangely enough, Microsoft have
	decided that LoadLibrary returns `0' for success, yet FreeLibrary
	returns `0' for failure!  The FreeLibrary call used to interpret
	`0' as success for both functions.

1999-06-14 Thomas Tanner  <>

	* use eval when setting have_dlfcn_h, reformatting

1999-06-12 Thomas Tanner  <>

	* store old archives in deplibs and old_deplibs,
	  retain the order of dependency libraries (even old archives),
	  determining the absolute directory name didn't work due to a typo,
	  add the library search paths of all dependency libraries when
	  linking a library (fixes IRIX 5.2 bug)

1999-06-10  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* Reverted June 6's patch for new GNU ld output, it
	is no longer needed, as ld reverted to the original format.
	* NEWS: Likewise.

	* When testing self-dlopening, test whether dlclose
	crashes.  On FreeBSD 3.1, it does.  :-(
	* libltdl/ Likewise.
	* NEWS: Note work-around.
	Reported by Pavel Roskin <>

1999-06-09  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* (exeext): autoconf's AC_EXEEXT uses "no" to indicate
	no extension, and we must do the same in order to share the cache
	value. Also we must ignore conftest.err which HPsUX (at least)
	fills with gratuitous warnings.
	(objext): for consistency, do the same as above.
	Reported by Pavel Roskin <>

1999-06-09  Pavel Roskin  <>

	* (exeext): Use quotes in the test, to prevent a
	failure in sh.test.

1999-06-09  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* Reordered tests to be more like's
	recommended order (programs first, then libraries, etc.).
	Performed a manual ``constant folding pass'' (eg: s/eval "test
	\"echo '$''{'lt_cv_dlopen'+set}'`\" != set/test
	"${lt_cv_dlopen+set}" != set/).
	s/test "${foo+set}" = "set"/test "X${foo+set}" = Xset/g

	* (link_static_flag): Accept, in order of decreasing
	preference: the cached value; the default value for the current
	host.  Also test that the compiler accepts the flag, and cache
	that result too.

	* (pic_flag): Accept, in order of decreasing
	preference:  the cached value; the default value for the current
	host.  Also test that the compiler accepts the flag, and cache
	that result too.

1999-06-08  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* (LN_S): Accept, in order of decreasing preference:
	the cached value; an environment setting; ``ln -s'' if it works;
	``ln'' if ``ln -s'' doesn't appear to work.

	* (objext): Accept, in order of decreasing preference:
	the cached value; the result of a test object compilation.

	* (RANLIB): Accept, in order of decreasing preference:
	the cached value; an environment setting; the first file called
	``ranlib'' in the user's path.

	* (exeext): Use $exeext when working out the names of
	programs (but not the wrapper script itself due to a stupidity in
	win32 which hardwires the .exe extension to the binary loader!).
	* (exeext): Now that the wrapper script tries to move
	executables, we need to know whether they have an extension (ala
	AC_EXEEXT).  Since we can't rely on AC_EXEEXT having been called
	in, we must be able to check for ourselves, though we
	can look for a cached result incase AC_EXEEXT was called.

	* (cygwin, pic_flag):  Force separate compilation of
	objects for dlls vs. objects for static archives.  Using a cpp
	macro also allows us to decide whether or not we need to use
	dllexport/import declarations.

	* (cygwin, need_version): Set to no, otherwise module
	dll's end up with mighty long names!

1999-06-06  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* Support new GNU ld --help output format.
	* NEWS:  Likewise.
	Reported by Gal Quri <> and
	H.J. Lu <>.

1999-06-05  Mark Kettenis  <>

	* Update support for the Hurd.  Make sure that the
	soname includes the major version number and create the	right
	links.  Allow shared objects without the `lib' prefix and without
	version information.

1999-06-02 Nick Rasmussen <>

	* (link): use "$nonopt" as the compiler for

1999-05-27  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* TODO: Remove the short list of people interested in C++
	constructors; it's not meaningful, since there are so many more
	people requesting this feature, and we just can't maintain it

1999-05-27  Pavel Roskin  <>

	* (GNU Hurd, deplibs_check_method): Use pass_all.

1999-05-27  Alexandre Oliva  <>, Olly Betts  <>

	* Expand convenience libraries when creating reloadable
	* NEWS: Ditto.

1999-05-27  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* NEWS: Mention the two bugfixes below.

	* Only create directory into which to extract
	convenience libraries when $convenience is not empty.  It would
	always be created on systems that did not support

	* (export_symbols_cmds): Add $convenience.
	(cygwin, export_symbols_cmds): Ditto.
	* Generate export symbol list before expanding
	convenience libraries, to avoid passing whole_archive_flag_spec to
	Reported by Godmar Back <>

1999-05-27  David Jones  <>

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (LTDL_BIND_FLAGS): Remove BIND_VERBOSE, to avoid
	printing error messages.

1999-05-26  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	GNU libtool 1.3.2 was released.

1999-05-25  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* NEWS: List fixed problems.
	* doc/PLATFORMS: Tested for 1.3.2.

	* config.guess: Synch with GNU common.

	* Revert to stripping .exe on all platforms.
	* TODO: Note about this problem.  Demo is fixed on win32.  Support
	`empty' convenience libraries.

	* (solaris*, ld_shlibs): Do not enable shared
	libraries with GNU ld 2.8.*, it's broken.  Emit a warning
	suggesting an upgrade.
	Reported by Brian Ford <> and Ronald Pijnacker

1999-05-25  Frank Ch. Eigler <>

	* file_magic check would not avoid cyclic links.

1999-05-25  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* depdemo/main.c, depdemo/l1/l1.c, depdemo/l2/l2.c: K&R-ize.
	* depdemo/l3/l3.c, depdemo/l4/l4.c: Likewise.

	* Remove object files before writing to them, to avoid
	circular links.
	Reported by Ron O'Hara <>

1999-05-24 Thomas Tanner  <>

	* NEWS: support for installing stripped libraries using GNU strip
	* set deplibs_check_method=pass_all on FreeBSD,
	  Linux and Solaris since no one can reproduce the famous deplibs
	* preserve $CC (reported by Tom Tromey),
	  strip libraries using GNU strip if it's available and the
	  -s flag was passed to "install"

1999-05-23  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* doc/PLATFORMS: Release 1.3.1 passes on GNU Hurd/x86.
	Reported by Pavel Roskin <>

1999-05-23 Thomas Tanner  <>

	* strip off the .exe suffix only on *Win
	  (Reported by Matthew D. Langston <langston@SLAC.Stanford.EDU>)

1999-05-22 Thomas Tanner  <>

	* NEWS: updated
	* TODO: -Wc, -Wl, implemented
	* AUTHORS: changed my email address
	* doc/libtool.texi: fix "wierd" typo :)
	* linking against convenience libraries was broken,
	  implemented the "-Wc," "-Wl," "-Xcompiler" "-Xlinker" flag for
	  compiler and linker-specific flags,
	  add -lc before we do the deplibs check
	* linkopts -> compiler_flags for $CC and linker_flags
	  for $LD, link_all_deplibs=yes on IRIX

1999-05-22  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* NEWS: insert todays date alongside 1.3.1 release.
	* use gnu not gnits rules
	* config.guess: synch with gnu common & apply Takabatake-san's
	MIPS *000 patch.
	* config.sub: synch with gnu common.

1999-05-22  Doug Evans  <>

	* libltdl/ (dlerror): Fix typo in dlopen found in -ldl

1999-05-21  Pavel Roskin  <>

	* (EXTRA_DIST): Don't distribute instutils.
	(install-data-hook): use libltdl/'s local-install files
	* libltdl/ (local-install-files):  New rule to install
	libltdl without creating links or mode 777 directories.
	* instutil/*: deleted.

1999-05-21  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* doc/PLATFORMS: Updated to 1.3.1 for all platforms I've got.
	Added sparc-unknown-linux-gnu.

1999-05-21  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* demo/foo.h: s/PARAMS/LTDL_PARAMS/g
	* libltdl/ltdl.h: ditto.
	* libltdl/ltdl.c: ditto.

	* demo/foo.h: s/__P/PARAMS/g
	* libltdl/ltdl.h: ditto.
	* libltdl/ltdl.c: ditto.
	Reported by Akim Demaille <>

1999-05-20  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* NEWS: Updated docs.
	* TODO: Recommend libtool.m4 to be inserted in acinclude.m4. AIX no longer fails on static dlopening.  GNU DLD no longer
	has to support .la files, since libltdl already does.  Convenience
	libraries and reloadable objects should be tested in the
	testsuite.  We could support some amount of control on the soname
	of libraries.
	* doc/libtool.texi: Notes about convenience libraries and
	automake.  Documented INCLTDL.

1999-05-20 Thomas Tanner  <>

	* cdemo/main.c: "Welcome _to_ ..."
	* mdemo/main.c: ditto
	* libltdl/ support multiple dlopening mechanisms
	  at once
	* libltdl/ltdl.c: prefix system dependent functions with "sys_"
	  to avoid symbol conflicts (libdld didn't work)
	* libtool.m4 (AC_LIBLTDL_*): set INCLTDL to the path of ltdl.h
	* check for dlopen with -ldl first

1999-05-19  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* NEWS: Added 1.3.1 news items.
	* doc/PLATFORMS: updated the boxes I have access to, to 1.3.1
	in preparation for the next release.

1999-05-18  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* (cygwin*, whole_archive_flag_spec): dlltool chokes
	on this, so leave it unset in this case so that the ltmain code
	knows it has to unpack convenience archives by itself.

1999-05-17  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* Do not exit when an unknown library name is passed
	passed in, simply warn and continue since some compilers require
	-LANG:* like options to work.
	Reported by Adam C. Powell, IV <>

1999-05-17  Jiro Takabatake  <>

	* port to NEC UX/4800.
	* NEWS: updated.

1999-05-17  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* (beos*, deplibs_check_method): set to pass_all.  BeOS
	is PIC by default.
	Reported by "Shawn T . Amundson" <>

	* libltdl/ Fix test failures on AIX 4.3.2 by checking
	for dlopen *with* -ldl first.
	Reported by Greg Wooledge <>

	* demo/foo.h: Don't set any declspecs until we have full dll

1999-05-16  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* (solaris2.6, whole_archive_flag_spec): Do not use
	-Wl for allextract.

1999-05-14  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* instutil/chmod: New script to avoid chmod'ing files while
	installing libltdl's sources.
	* instutil/ln: New script to avoid hard-linking libltdl's sources
	in the install tree.
	* (EXTRA_DIST): Dist them.
	(instal-data-hook): Add srcdir/instutil to the beginning of the
	PATH before installing libltdl's sources.

1999-05-09  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* TODO: updated.

1999-05-06  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* (install-data-hook):  make sure the install directory
	is not left world writable.
	Reported by Andreas Schwab  <>

1999-04-30  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* libtool.m4: Use ifelse instead of if.
	Reported by David Mazieres <>

1999-04-29  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	GNU Libtool 1.3 was released.

	* NEWS: Summarize news from 1.2 to 1.3.

	* Save exit status of link_command before removing
	symbol table object file.

1999-04-29  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* doc/PLATFORMS: updated my hpux-10.20 and cygwin box entries.

1999-04-29  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* NEWS: Improved support for DU and IRIX too.

	* config.sub, config.guess: Updated from GNU common.

	* mdemo/ Move AC_LIBLTDL_CONVENIENCE before
	AM_PROG_LIBTOOL, as suggested by autoconf.

	* doc/libtool.texi (Distributing libltdl): Document that -static
	may cause the same problems on libltdl as -all-static.
	* TODO: We might want to fix this in the future.

	* doc/libtool.texi: Clear up overfull hbox.

	* libltdl/ (ltdl.lo): Add dependencies.
	* libltdl/ Clean up some duplicate defines.  Enable
	support for multiple dlopening mechanisms.
	* libltdl/acconfig.h: New file.  Add #undefs for defines that
	would be duplicated.

1999-04-29  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* libtool.m4 (cygwin*|mingw*, DLLTOOL, OBJDUMP, AS): Only expand the
	code that makes these configure time checks on hosts that need the
	tools *and* if the AC_LIBTOOL_WIN32_DLL macro is used.

1999-04-29  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* (nlist, SYMFILE): Use outputname instead of output for
	names within output_objdir.

1999-04-28  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	AC_ENABLE_FAST_INSTALL): Do not call AC_BEFORE here, they're
	Call AC_BEFORE here, and now with two arguments, since these do
	change the default.

1999-04-28  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* libtool.m4 (ltconfig_enable_win32_dll): pass --enable-win32-dll to
	ltconfig if this is set.
	(AC_LIBTOOL_WIN32_DLL): New macro required for libtool to attempt
	a dll build on win32 hosts.
	* (--enable-win32-dll): new flag for the cli.
	(cygwin*|mingw*|os2*, ltconfig_enable_win32_dll): if this is not set
	to yes, then do not attempt to build shared libraries.
	* doc/libtool.texi: document AC_LIBTOOL_WIN32_DLL.
	* NEWS: noted new macro.

1999-04-27  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	AC_LIBLTDL_INSTALLABLE): Warn if they appear after
	(AC_LIBTOOL_SETUP): Check whether DLOPEN support is to be enabled
	at autoconf time, not configure time.  Simplify code and
	improve (?) help message about --disable-libtool-lock.

1999-04-27 Thomas Tanner  <>

	* NEWS: new clean mode
	* THANKS: added Ossama Othman
	* doc/libtool.texi: documented the new `clean' mode
	* set need_version=no on OSF (reported by
	  Marcus Sundberg <>)
	* allow absolute non-existant -L paths,
	  always use output_objdir instead of objdir for temporary files,
	  delete generated temporary symbol lists,
	  don't add .la twice in the pseudo-library header,
	  implemented and documented clean mode (deletes libraries,
	  programs and object files and the files associated with them),
	  if build_libtool_libs=no and no static library is available,
	  try to link the program against the shared library,
	  don't add a statically linked library to the dependency_libs
	* (help uninstall): added a missing backslash
	  after echo (reported by Ossama Othman)

1999-04-27  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* (old_archive_cmds): Iterate on oldobjs to find out
	which links to object files we must create.  Do not test for empty
	pic_flag to create such links.  Use objext when searching for
	object files extracted from convenience library.

	* (compiler_c_o): Make sure the compiler does not
	create temporaries in the current directory when output should go
	elsewhere.  We must perform locking if it does.

1999-04-27  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* (old_archive_cmds): Ensure that there are always .o
	objects available before running old_archive_cmds.

1999-04-26  Erez Zadok  <>

	* doc/PLATFORMS: Updates for netbsd 1.3.3 and 1.4.

1999-04-26  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* (aix4.[01], always_export_symbols): The case pattern
	would never match; fixed.
	Reported by Stephan Kulow <>

1999-04-25  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* libtool.m4 (OBJDUMP): Pass it to ltconfig.
	* (libtool, clibtool): Pass them to ltconfig.

1999-04-25  Frank Ch. Eigler  <>

	* libtool.m4 (cygwin*): Look for target objdump tool.
	* (cygwin*, file_magic_cmd): Use autoconf-located target
	objdump tool.  Track OBJDUMP like DLLTOOL and AS.

	* (cygwin*, deplibs_check_method): Accept
	"architecture: i386" as optional suffix, for it is printed on a
	separate line sometimes.

	* (cygwin*, ltdll.c): Wrap DllMain declaration in extern "C".

	* (deplibs_check_method=file_magic): Redirect stderr to
	/dev/null, to suppress error messages from target objdump.

1999-04-25  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* (irix*, soname_spec, library_names_spec): Missing
	dots before $versuffix and $major.

	* (solaris*, whole_archive_flag_spec): Use -z
	allextract/defaultextract from Solaris 2.6 on.
	Reported by Brian Ford <>

	* (beos*, allow_undefined_flag): Do not build shared
	libraries with undefined symbols.

	* (aix4*, allow_undefined_flag): Set to -berok.
	(aix4*, shared_flag): Set to -shared or ${wl}-bM:SRE.
	(aix4*, archive_cmds): Use -bexpall.
	(aix4*, archive_cmds, archive_expsym_cmds): Use shared_flag and
	(aix4*, always_export_symbols): Set to yes up to AIX 4.1.*,
	because -bexpall is supported from 4.2 on.
	Reported by Greg Wooledge

	* (hpux*, hardcode_minus_L): Set to yes.
	(hpux*, hardcode_libdir_flag_spec): Do not use +s by default.
	(hpux*, shlibpath_overrides_runpath): Set to no.

	* (irix*, osf*, archive_cmds): Write so_locations
	within objdir.

	* (irix*, soname_spec): Append $major.
	(irix*, library_names_spec): Add new soname.
	Reported by David Kaelbling <>

	* (irix*, sys_lib_dlsearch_path_spec): /usr/local/lib
	is not searched by default.  /usr/lib is searched before /lib.
	* (irix*, sys_lib_search_path_spec): /usr/lib is
	searched before /lib.

	* (irix5*, need_lib_prefix, need_version): Set to no,
	by unifying with irix6*.

	* (irix*, osf*, deplibs_check_method): Use pass_all.

	* (old_LDFLAGS, old_LIBS): Save and write to comments
	in output file.

	* (prefer_static_libs): New variable, set to no by
	default, but set to yes by -static and -all-static.  Used instead
	of build_libtool_libs to decide whether to use a shared or static
	version of a library, when both versions are available.

1999-04-25  Boyd Lynn Gerber  <>

	* (sco3.2v5*): Use LD_RUN_PATH for hard-coding.

1999-04-25  Pavel Roskin  <>

	* (uninstall-local): Remove installed libltdl tree.

1999-04-25  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* demo/ (hc-direct, hc-libflag, hc-libpath, hc-minusl):
	Added CFLAGS to link commands; SCO OSR needs it for -belf.

	* TODO: -Wl and -Wc options.

1999-04-12  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* libltdl/ltdl.c: Remove trivial warnings.

1999-04-22  Frank Ch. Eigler  <>

	* Correct sed expression that extracts symbols
	from cygwin def files.  Ignore demangled C++ names, if any.

1999-04-12  John David Anglin  <>

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (shl_close): shl_t was correct here...
	(shl_sym): ... but we have to pass the handle by reference here.

1999-04-12  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* doc/libtool.texi (Invoking ltconfig): Document environment
	variables used.

	* doc/libtool.texi (Invoking ltconfig): Document --cache-file.

	* doc/libtool.texi (Invoking ltconfig): Document
	--disable-fast-install, --enable-dlopen, --with-gnu-ld and

1999-04-11 Thomas Tanner  <>

	* libltdl/ check for shl_load in libdld
	* libltdl/ltdl.c (shl_close, shl_sym): use (shl_t *) instead of shl_t
	* (check for gcc): removed a bogus line,
	  check for shl_load in libdld
	* added a warning to the header of the .la file
	  to warn users against deleting the file,
	  link shared against static libraries if
	  deplibs_check_method == pass_all

1999-04-10  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* libtool.m4 (AC_PROG_LD, AC_PROG_NM): When looking for programs,
	try $ac_exeext too, so that they're found on DJGPP/MS-DOS.
	* Likewise.
	Reported by Robert S. Maier <>

	* (Usage): Removed --enable-dlopen-self.
	Reported by Pavel Roskin <>

	* Moved sysv4 before sysv4.*.
	(symcode): Brian's overrider is specific to sysv4, not sysv4*.

1999-04-09 Thomas Tanner  <>

	* NEWS, README: Motorola System V 4 support
	* doc/PLATFORMS: added mk88-motorola-sysv4
	* installed patch from Brian Ford <>
	  to support mk88-motorola-sysv4

	* doc/libtool.texi: some cleanups in the libltdl documentation

1999-04-07  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* (--fallback-echo): Do not put an inline document and
	an exec in the same if construct; otherwise the inline document
	may not be removed.
	* (--fallback-echo): Likewise.
	Reported by John David Anglin <>

	* dryrun.test: It would still fail at random times, because `cp'
	and `mv' are not guaranteed to preserve the timestamps of the
	installed files.  Instead of preserving them, just remove them
	before the dry uninstall test.  Redirect dry-run output to stderr,
	so that it can be easily separated from the regular output.

1999-04-07 Thomas Tanner  <>

	* NEWS: support for moved libraries
	* libtool.m4: another DJGPP fix

1999-04-07  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* doc/PLATFORMS: Updated to 1.3 for all platforms I've got.  I'll
	make sure 1.3 won't be released unless it passes all tests on
	those platforms.

	* doc/libtool.texi (Compile mode): Document potential problem and
	work-around for `-c -o dir/foo.lo'.

	* tests/dryrun.test: The constant modifications of libtool would
	cause main.o to be updated at the wrong time; the new approach is
	to modify the libtool script so that it enables dry run depending
	on whether an environment variable is set or not.  I've also moved
	`after' and `before' to a directory deep within $objdir, instead
	of creating it in ../tests.
	* tests/ (CLEANFILES): Removed.

1999-04-06  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* tests/dryrun.test: We cannot rely on setting LIBTOOL, because
	automake may use sub-makes, and the setting will not be propagated
	to them on some makes.  Instead, create a dry version of libtool
	and switch between it and the original one before and after dry
	* tests/ (CLEANFILES): Added libtool-*, created by

	* tests/dryrun.test: Use cmp instead of diff.
	(before, after): Create them within ../tests.
	(libtool): Set to `/bin/sh ./libtool' by default, but use LIBTOOL,
	SHELL and top_builddir from the environment if available.  For dry
	runs, use "$libtool -n".
	* tests/ (CLEANFILES): Added before and after.
	* Do not create links to object files in dry runs.

1999-04-06 Thomas Tanner  <>

	* added a missing line of the ILD patch

	* NEWS: improved DJGPP support
	* doc/libtool.texi: removed hardcode_into_libs documentation
	* libtool.m4: some DJGPP fixes
	* ditto, reverted one of my previous patches: we need
	  to check for NM, removed the hardcode_into_libs support since
	  no platform seems to support it
	* some DJGPP fixes, removed the hardcode_into_libs support

1999-04-05  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* (netbsd*, GNU ld): Support a.out shared libraries

	* (CVS): allow command-line overriding of cvs

	* (exclude_expsyms): Exclude _GLOBAL_OFFSET_TABLE_ by
	default, as most a.out platforms use it, and end up in trouble if
	we preload it, so it's safer to rule it out by default, and
	special case its removal from exclude_expsyms if someone ever

1999-04-05 Thomas Tanner  <>

	* doc/libtool.texi: reorder tests to reflect execution order,
	  documented dryrun.test and depdemo*
	* (lt_preloaded_symbols): dry-run mode bugfix
	* tests/dryrun.test: new test to check whether the dry-run
	  mode works properly

	* demo/run.test: removed the unnecessary test
	* demo/ ditto
	* set the DLL search path on cygwin,mingw and os2

1999-04-04  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* (sunos4*, GNU ld): -Bstatic is not enough for
	deplibs.test to work with GNU ld; -Bshareable is needed here.

	* (ld_shlibs, amigaos*): Disable shared libs with
	native ld too.

	* (sunos4*, GNU ld): Reordered.

	* (archive_cmds, sunos4*): Revert to -Bstatic; the
	native linker doesn't even support -Bshareable, only GNU ld does.
	Do not use `gcc -shared' in archive_cmds, it breaks deplibs.test.

	* if ld_shlibs=no, set can_build_shared=no too,
	otherwise it will just be disregarded.  This would cause
	netbsd/m68k with GNU ld a.out, and certainly many other platforms,
	to incorrectly believe that shared libraries were supported, while
	archive_cmds was empty, causing shared libraries not to be created

1999-04-03  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* NEWS: improved support for AIX and HP/UX

1999-04-03 Thomas Tanner  <>

	* NEWS: updated
	* libtool.m4: check for main in libm instead of cos
	* cosmetic fixes, don't try to link libraries only once
	  (although it's not necessary on many platforms and looks ugly...),

1999-04-02  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* (convenience): fixed race condition when more than one
	library was linked with the same convenience library by
	uniquifying the extract directory.  It is now named after the new
	library *and* the old one, and lives in the objdir of the new one.

	* (-L*): do not abort just because a directory specified
	with -L does not exist; just warn and discard it

	* depdemo/l1/ (AUTOMAKE_OPTIONS): no-dependencies
	* depdemo/l2/ (AUTOMAKE_OPTIONS): ditto
	* depdemo/l3/ (AUTOMAKE_OPTIONS): ditto
	* depdemo/l4/ (AUTOMAKE_OPTIONS): ditto

	* (archive_cmds, sunos4*): where we used -Bstatic, we
	should have been using -Bshareable

	* demo/ (CLEANFILES): clean EXTRA_* from deplibs-check

	* libtool.m4 (LDFLAGS, LIBS): pass them to ltconfig, for the tests
	that involve linking
	* (LDFLAGS, LIBS, libtool, clibtool): ditto

1999-04-02  Erez Zadok  <>

	* doc/PLATFORMS: 1.2f ok on various versions of hpux cc

1999-04-02  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* (link_all_deplibs): set to unknown by default
	* test != no, not = yes
	* doc/libtool.texi: document unknown

1999-04-01 Thomas Tanner  <>

	* doc/libtool.texi: documented deplibs.test

	* demo/ moved testsuite specific declarations to the end,
	  the deplibs check is now optional
	* libltdl/ read libtool --config only once,
	  merged AC_SYS_SYMBOL_UNDERSCORE+AC_SYS_NM_PARSE from libtool.m4
	  used, lt_dlopen and silent may be empty, AC_SYS_LIBTOOL_CYGWIN
	  no longer necessary
	* NM is already checked in libtool.m4,
	* always link all static dependency_libs
	* tests/ added deplibs.test
	* tests/demo-exec.test, demo-inst.test: removed hell0
	* tests/deplibs.test: new test to test the deplibs_check_method

1999-03-31 Thomas Tanner  <>

	* always link a library before its dependency libs
	* mdemo/ test -export-symbols-regex

1999-03-30 Thomas Tanner  <>

	* doc/libtool.texi: fixed a typo
	* add the libtool scripts to libltdl.tar.gz
	* libtool.m4: don't AC_SUBST(USE_SYMBOL_UNDERSCORE),
	  when libltdl is already installed
	* *demo/ use LIBM
	* *demo/ AC_SUBST LIBM
	* libltdl/ use ac_cv_sys_symbol_underscore instead of
	* added link_all_deplibs variable
	* doc/libtool.texi: document it
	* always search for - don't eval libname_spec,
	  when linking libraries against static ones just print a warning
	  and add them to dependency_libs, add -lc before deplibs,
	  always link all dependencies of a static library or if
	  link_all_deplibs is yes, hardcode library paths if
	  hardcode_into_libs is no, don't link against dependency_libs
	  that already are deplibs

1999-03-30  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* (aix4*, collect2name): make sure collect2 exists
	before running string on it, to avoid errors on old gccs
	Reported by Erez Zadok <>

	* (aix4*, hardcode_libdir_flag_spec): unless we're
	using gcc with old collect2, use -b libpath to hardcode the
	library search path

	*, reverted most of the quoting changes
	from 1999-03-25; Gary's delay_variable_subst patch from 1999-02-19
	obviates it.  Keep only quoting of $PATH, for uniformity with
	other systems that already did it

1999-03-29  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* libltdl/ltdl.c (lt_dladdsearchdir): Forgot to mallocate the
	extra byte of memory for the teminating NUL, and forgot to
	strcpy the original path in to the new memory before appending
	the new path compononent.

1999-03-27 Thomas Tanner  <>

	* NEWS: updated
	* README: updated (BeOS support, no longer shared libraries
	  support for AmigaOS), cleanups, we have now two mailing lists
	* REAMDE-alpha: autogen -> bootstrap, we have now two mailing lists
	* THANKS: added Xavier Pianet
	* doc/PLATFORMS: BeOS works
	* doc/libtool.texi: we have now to two mailing lists,
	  updated -dlopen self documentation, documented libltdl's license,
	  put each author in a separate line,
	  inter-library dependencies on uninstalled libtool libraries are
	  now supported, cleanups and minor corrections
	* libltdl/COPYING.LIB: new file
	* libltdl/ltdl.[ch]: added special exception to the LGPL license
	* libtool.spec: removed, it was outdated
	* removed libtool.spec
	* use TMPDIR when possible, create a subdirectory
	  in the temporary directory, added -export-symbols-regex to the help,

1999-03-25  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* demo/ create a static library, link two libtool
	archives with it, then link the program hell0 with both
	* demo/hell1.c, demo/hell2.c: dummy files used to create the
	libtool archives without introducing symbol conflicts
	* tests/demo-exec.test, tests/demo-inst.test: run the new program
	* (irix5*, irix6*, deplibs_check_method): pass_all

	* ($PATH): instead of modifying the PATH, better prevent
	its expansion the first time *_cmds variables are eval'ed.  Modify
	$show within loops that eval them so as to expand variables
	* (*_cmds): quote $ so that they're not expanded by
	the first eval

1999-03-25  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* ($PATH):  Expand any tildes in the users path to the
	contents of $HOME to avoid problems with *_cmds splitting and

1999-03-24 Thomas Tanner  <>

	* TODO: support -dlopen for libraries
	* doc/PLATFORMS: Erez Zadok reported that libtool works on bsdi 4.0.1
	* doc/libtool.texi (libltdl): libltdl supports BeOS
	* libltdl/ltdl.c: shlib_ext was declared even if LTDL_SHLIB_EXT
	  didn't exist, partially reverted my previous patch: BeOS will
	  automatically search in ADDON_PATH
	* don't allow relative run-paths, fixed a typo in a warning,
	  ignore -dlopen self for libraries and objects,
	  only accept -L paths that exist, minor cleanups,
	  bugfix: add -lc for normal libraries, not convenicence libraries
	  removed offensive warnings/comments

1999-03-24  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* (ld_shlibs, amigaos*): disable shared libraries

1999-03-23  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* libltdl/ the sed expression for finding the shared
	library extension used to think the . in [.] for the cygwin
	shared_library_names_spec was the start of the extension!!  We now
	remove anything in square brackets (assuming that the square
	brackets delimit a sed or expr expression which is not part of the
	extension) before looking for the extension.

	* TODO (cygwin):  food for thought re: mutually dependant dlls.

1999-03-21  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* tests/build-relink.test: if we relink and have hardcode_direct,
	removing an uninstalled library breaks an uninstalled program

	* doc/libtool.texi: documented convenience libraries
	* TODO: removed entry about it

	* tests/*-unst.test: if directory is not configured, skip it
	* tests/demo.test, tests/mdemo.test: unused, removed
	* tests/depdemo.test: ditto

1999-03-20 Thomas Tanner  <>

	* doc/libtool.texi (link mode): documentation for -module updated
	* fast-install mode doesn't work for
	* bugfix: "-dlopen self [-all]-static" wouldn't use
	  dlopen_self_static, automatically enable -export-dynamic when
	  using "-dlopen self",	always make run-paths absolute,
	  ignore -lc only on platforms that don't have such a library,
	  cleanups in the ILD code, find even installed libtool libraries
	  that were moved, before generating the DLL-import library we need
	  to set libname, improved hardcoding of shlibpath for libraries,
	  don't generate an installable pseudo-library for convenience
	  libraries, bugfix: export_symbols would be removed immediately
	  before it is used

1999-03-19 Thomas Tanner  <>

	* use the same header in all's and's
	* NEWS: improved support for BeOS and Cygwin
	* TODO: ILD branch was merged, all internal variables and macros
	  are now documented
	* demo/ use $(LIBS) instead of -lm
	* doc/libtool.texi: documented new variable hardcode_into_libs
	  and thread_safe_flag_spec, renamed all AM_ENABLE/DISABLE_* macros
	* libltdl/ltdl.c: added two new error messages (cannot_open_error,
	  cannot_close_error), use them where approriate,
	  BeOS support (thanks to Xavier Pianet), on BeOS search modules
	  additionally in ADDON_PATH
	* libtool.m4: rewrote AC_CHECK_LIBM: BeOS and Cygwin don't have
	  libm and *-ncr-sysv4.3* requires libmw
	* don't check for LoadLibrary, hardcode dlopen
	  configuration for BeOS and Cygwin
	* fix sourcing of .la files on Solaris
	  (patch by Raja R Harinath)

1999-03-19  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* (sunos4*, with_gnu_ld, hardcode_minus_L): remove,	we
	have -rpath
	(aix4*, without_gnu_ld, hardcode_shlibpath_var): unsupported is
	(hpux9*, hpux10*, hpux11*, archive_cmds): drop +s, unneeded here
	(hpux9*, hpux10*, hpux11*, hardcode_libdir_flag_spec): add +s
	before +b
	(hpux9*, hpux10*, hpux11*, shlibpath_overrides_runpath): since +s
	appears before +b, set it to yes
	(hardcode_shlibpath_var, hardcode_action): do not use
	shlibpath_var to specify the compile-time search path; it loses,
	and we may end up linking with pre-installed older versions of
	libraries instead of yet-to-be-installed ones
	(*, hardcode_direct, hardcode_minus_L): remove entries that set
	them to no, that is default

	* demo/ (hc-direct, hc-libpath, hc-minusL): link with
	$$hardcode_libdir_flag_spec, if available, with libdir=$(libdir),
	to make sure the hardcode_* variables will produce the expected
	results even in the presence of a hardcoding flag; depend on having been installed already
	(hc-libflag): link with the installed library, but try to
	hard-code the uninstalled one
	* doc/libtool.texi: document the changes

	* tests/*.test: when a test fails, skip tests that depend on it.
	If a certain configuration is not supported, skip all its tests.

	* doc/libtool.texi: reorder tests to reflect execution order

	* tests/noinst-link.test: new test
	* tests/ (TESTS): added noinst-link.test
	* doc/libtool.texi: document it

1999-03-19  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* (dependency_libs): There is no reason to infer that
	the pseudo library is invalid if dependency_libs='' at
	install-time, or else libltdl/ is invalid!!

1999-03-18  Thomas Tanner  <>

	* merged my inter-library dependencies code from the ILD branch:
	* NEWS: inter-library dependencies are now supported
	* add the depdemo subdirectory
	* depdemo/*: new demo to demonstrate inter-library dependencies
	* tests/depdemo*: new tests for depdemo
	* added hardcode_into_libs (whether library paths
	  should be hardcoded into the libraries),
	  it currently defaults to 'no'
	* new internal 'relink' mode to relink libraries
	  on platforms with hardcode_into_libs=yes, save command line
	  arguments in libtool_args, accept relative -L directories,
	  ignore -lm on BeOS and Cygwin, always ignore -lc,
	  handle -l, -L and .la arguments later, always make the library
	  installation directory (-rpath) absolute, in relink mode don't
	  delete the not-relinked library and exit immediately after relinking,
	  try to find already-installed libtool libraries that were specified
	  using -l, support hardcoding of library paths into libraries too,
	  export shlibpath before linking libraries, and a lot of other
	  big changes that I don't want to describe here... please read
	  the source.

	* merged Gary's Win32 code from the ILD branch:
	* NEWS: Win32 DLLs are now supported
	* TODO: removed .a library namespace clash for win32.  It is
	  now resolved.
	* (cygwin, library_names_spec):  removed $libname.a.
	  Creating a dll with libtool no longer creates an import library.
	* (extract_expsyms_cmds): Create $objdir if it does
	  not exist -- i.e. we need to generate import an import library
	  in a directory which has no libs of its own.
	* doc/libtool.texi (old_archive_from_expsyms_cmds,
	  extract_expsyms_cmds): documented these new variables.
	* (extract_expsyms_cmds): New variable.  Commands to
	  extract the exported symbol list from a dll.
	  (old_archive_from_expsyms_cmds): New variable.  Commands to build
	  an old archive from the extracted expsyms list.
	* run the cmds in extract_expsyms_cmds and
	  old_archive_from_expsyms_cmds as necessary.
	* (cygwin, old_archive_from_new_cmds): no longer
	* (cygwin, shlibpath_overrides_runpath): I'm not even
	  sure whether win32 honours the runpath at all when searching for
	  a dll to load!  Anyway, when set to yes this prevents a gratuitous
	* (deplib): The cygwin environment doesn't actually have
	  -lm, and although the linker fakes having one, specifiying it to
	  libtool will break ILD, so we ignore it when generating

1999-03-17  Gary V. Vaughan  <>

	* doc/PLATFORMS: Thanks to Alexandres changes below, both my
	hp boxes pass the entire test suite.

1999-03-17  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* (hpux*, hardcode_minus_L): should be no, we have +b
	(hpux*, hardcode_libdir_separator): set to colon

1999-03-17  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* doc/PLATFORMS: egcs is gcc; updates from Erez Zadok

1999-03-16  Alexandre Oliva  <>

	* (deplibs, beos*): don't append -lc
	Reported by Xavier Pianet <>

	* tests/build-relink.test (hardcode_action): when set to relink,
	skip the test with lt-hell

	* (EXTRA_DIST): add mkstamp
	Reported by Xavier Pianet <>

	* (EXTRA_DIST): add ChangeLog.0

1999-03-16  Thomas Tanner  <>

	* doc/libtool.texi: some minor corrections to the "-dlopen self"
	* tests/ sorted by name, added assign.test
	* ChangeLog: started new file

	* some cosmetical changes
	* ditto

Continued in ChangeLog.0

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