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sr #110318: autoreconf: support libtoolize being named glibtoolize

Submitted by:  Zack Weinberg <zackw>
Submitted on:  Thu 24 Sep 2020 06:55:29 PM UTC  
Category:  None Priority:  1 - Later
Severity:  1 - Wish Status:  Need Info
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Thu 24 Sep 2020 06:57:28 PM UTC, comment #1: 

2.61 was a long time ago.  I'm wondering if Gentoo still ships 'glibtoolize' and not 'libtoolize'.  If it doesn't, this change is only weakly motivated.

Note that one can set the environment variable LIBTOOLIZE to override the name of libtoolize at runtime (and likewise for all the tools autoreconf runs).

Zack Weinberg <zackw>
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Thu 24 Sep 2020 06:55:29 PM UTC, original submission:  

Circa autoconf 2.61, Gentoo started carrying a patch to autoreconf that changes the default name for the libtoolize helper program from 'libtoolize' to 'glibtoolize'.

An unconditional change is not appropriate for upstream, but it might be reasonable to make autoreconf try both names for that helper program.  However, to do that cleanly would require a lot of surgery, and then should we support a 'g' prefix on all the tools?

Revisit after 2.70.

Zack Weinberg <zackw>
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