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GNU Libtool 2.2.8 released (stable).

Item posted by Gary V. Vaughan <gary> on Tue 08 Jun 2010 03:30:58 AM UTC.


The Libtool Team is pleased to announce the 2.2.8 release of GNU Libtool.

GNU Libtool hides the complexity of using shared libraries behind a
consistent, portable interface. GNU Libtool ships with GNU libltdl, which
hides the complexity of loading dynamic runtime libraries (modules) behind
a consistent, portable interface.

Here are the compressed sources: (2.3MB) (772KB)

Here are the diffs against libtool 2.2.6a: (2.3MB)

Here are the GPG detached signatures[1]: (4.0KB) (4.0KB) (4.0KB)

Here are the MD5 and SHA1 checksums[2]:

cad2a7188242bc8dbab0645532ae3d6f libtool-2.2.8.tar.gz
0aec086ee0cf01bb029701c20c0a0741 libtool-2.2.8.tar.lzma
be24f49690f0ed669b47d1c4d9b815e6 libtool-2.2.6a-2.2.8.diff.gz
e0fd6f9d39c81c2da8b548411c74a46c24442abf libtool-2.2.8.tar.gz
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c0ad48a14e7413316ad05eaddf31048548437dbc libtool-2.2.6a-2.2.8.diff.gz

To reduce load on the main server, please one of the mirrors listed at:

[1] You can use the above signature files to verify that the
corresponding file (without the .sig suffix) is the same
file that was released by the owner of it's GPG key ID.
First be sure to download both the .sig file and the
corresponding file. Then run a cammand like this:

gpg --verify libtool-2.2.8.tar.gz.sig

If that command fails because you don't have the required
public key, then run this command to import it:

gpg --keyserver --recv-keys 2983D606

and rerun the `gpg --verify' command.

[2] You can use either of the above checksum files to verify
that the corresponding file is complete and correct. To
confirm that the file you downloaded has a checksum that
matches the release note, compare it against the output
one of the following commands:

md5sum libtool-2.2.8.tar.gz
shasum libtool-2.2.8.tar.gz

(the name of the command sometimes varies between
different operating systems).

New in 2.2.8 2010-06-05:

  • New features:

- Libtool ships and installs man pages for libtool and libtoolize now.
- New libtool command line flag --help-all.
- New libtool command line flag --no-silent (with alternate spelling
--no-quiet). This flag (re)enables the default informational messages,
but has no effect on so-called "verbose" output messages.
- New libtool command line flag --no-verbose, which disables only
the extra "verbose" output messages and has no effect on the
default informational messages.
- New convenience make targets `check-noninteractive' to avoid long testsuite
runs on Windows with popup windows in the middle, and `check-interactive'
for the complement set of tests.
- New link mode flag -bindir to specify the location for installed PE DLLs.
- Wrapper scripts and wrapper executables for programs linked against
uninstalled shared libraries now support command-line options --lt-debug
and --lt-dump-script.

  • Important incompatible changes:

- The wrapper command line option support described above introduces the
following incompatibility: the wrapper will remove any command line
options that begin with '--lt-*' from the argument list before launching
(uninstalled) programs. Any '--lt-*' option on the command line not
recognized by the wrapper will result in an error.

  • Changes in supported systems or compilers:

- Improved support for 64bit Windows (mingw64).
- Improved support for cegcc (Windows CE/PocketPC).
- Support for GNU/kOpenSolaris (kopensolaris*-gnu).
- Initial support for compilers on BlueGene BG/L.
- Improved support for Atari FreeMiNT.
- With binutils 2.19.50+, shared libraries can be built on AIX.
- Initial support for the Cuda Compiler Driver on GNU/Linux.
- Support for Haiku (i586-pc-haiku).

  • Bug fixes:

- Fix 2.2.6 regression that prevented using the libltdl macros together
with Autoconf 2.59 (`possibly undefined macro: LT_LIBEXT').
- Fix 2.2.4 regression that caused arguments with special characters
to be mangled by the compile wrapper for uninstalled programs on MinGW.
- libtool command line flag --verbose now also enables explicit
verbose output, in addition to its previous behavior of (re)enabling
only the default informational output. See New Features, --no-silent.
- Link tests are guarded by cache variables so they can be avoided for
bootstrapping purposes (e.g., when link tests are not possible).
- Argument mangling of execute mode has been improved (i.e., lessened).
- Fix 2.1b regression that caused nm to not be the default name lister.
The regression affected mainly (arguably broken) cross compiles.
- Fix long standing bug that caused compiler checks for Fortran and
C++ compilers to run twice.
- Link mode works around a parallel build failure on Darwin 9.6.0 due
to the `ar' `flock'ing an archive upon extraction, by protecting the
extraction of convenience archives with a lock.
- The Libtool macro files do not contain instances of _oline_ any more,
easing merges for configure scripts that are added to version control.
- Fix ancient bug where "-Wc," was turned into "$wl" (typically "-Wl,")
when using the compiler driver to link programs. Now "-Wc," is stripped
just as it is when linking libraries through the compiler driver.
- Symbol versioning works with the GNU gold linker now.
- Fixes for detection of shared library dependencies on MinGW systems.
- Fixed Sun compiler detection on Solaris with sunCC, sunf77 etc. names.

  • Miscellaneous changes:

- The manual is distributed under the terms of the GNU FDL 1.3 now.



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