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GNU libtool 2.2.6b released

Item posted by Peter O'Gorman <pogma> on Mon 16 Nov 2009 03:35:55 PM UTC.

We are pleased to announce the release of GNU Libtool 2.2.6b.

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.

This release is a bug fix release for version 2.2.6. The following
bugs are fixed:

  - Fixed libltdl to no longer attempt to dlopen() the old_library
    listed in the .la file. Now will use only the preopen loader to
    attempt to load it. This may be a security issue, all users are
    advised to upgrade.
  - Similarly, don't open from the current directory, this
    changes the behavior of libltdl to match the documentation.

libtool-2.2.6b is available now from, along with diffs
against libtool-2.2.6a.  Please use a mirror to reduce stress on the
main gnu machine:

Here are the compressed sources:

Here are the diffs against libtool-2.2.6a:

The MD5 and SHA1 checksums are:
 libtool-2.2.6b.tar.gz         07da460450490148c6d2df0f21481a25
 libtool-2.2.6b.tar.lzma       a4b36980765003b47dd75ac9429f4f11
 libtool-2.2.6a-2.2.6b.diff.gz a485788eb8fac09f7bb19b9f471ecf16

 libtool-2.2.6b.tar.gz         5afa73c8ef9ebe64bbb438a0f8779c9036e43c55
 libtool-2.2.6b.tar.lzma       18baaac89eed8be7bd2af2d2181598e176029cc6
 libtool-2.2.6a-2.2.6b.diff.gz 161b4f775d2e17890a25fd791c2deb3a69dcf293

This release was bootstrapped with automake-1.11 and autoconf-2.64.

You can fetch the unbootstrapped source code with git by using the
following commands:

  $ git clone git://
  $ cd libtool
  $ git checkout v2.2.6b

Please report bugs to <>, along with the verbose
output of any failed test groups, and the output from `./libtool
--config.' The README file explains how to capture the verbose test

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