Fedora Core 3 Update: libtool-1.5.6-4.FC3.1
Posted on: 03/04/2005 04:00 AM

A libtool update is available for Fedora Core 3

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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2005-179
2005-03-04
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Product : Fedora Core 3
Name : libtool
Version : 1.5.6
Release : 4.FC3.1
Summary : The GNU libtool, which simplifies the use of shared libraries.
Description :
The libtool package contains the GNU libtool, a set of shell scripts which automatically configure UNIX and UNIX-like architectures to generically build shared libraries. Libtool provides a consistent, portable interface which simplifies the process of using shared libraries.

If you are developing programs which will use shared libraries, you should install libtool.

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Update Information:

Libtool is a program used by many other programs to create static and dynamic libraries using a portable interface.

Libtool is generally configured as part of every package that uses it. At that time, it collects information about the compiler being used.

When the libtool package itself is built, it performs such configuration and installs a script named /usr/bin/libtool that holds configuration information about the compiler as of the time the script was created.

For purposes of creating C++ libraries or programs, the configuration information collected by libtool includes pathnames of object files that g++ normally links in implicitly. Should their location change because of a compiler version upgrade, the information stored in the previously-build libtool script becomes incorrect, and the script has to be rebuilt.

There was a compiler upgrade during the development cycle of Fedora Core 3, and the libtool package was not rebuilt afterwards.

Users that intend to use the pre-installed libtool script to create C++ libraries or programs should upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve this issue.

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* Fri Feb 25 2005 Alexandre Oliva lt;aoliva@redhat.comgt; - 1.5.6-4.FC3.1

- add dependency on gcc version; /usr/bin/libtool hardcodes paths into gcc's internal directories. Avoids resurfacing of BZ#140977.


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This update can be downloaded from:
http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/3/

f5c949eb4d718b3f19b45406e3608a72 SRPMS/libtool-1.5.6-4.FC3.1.src.rpm
d9b797e2b19c71c46e95471787331739 x86_64/libtool-1.5.6-4.FC3.1.x86_64.rpm
9c50ae04b9d7b1c4569056e9792f78c2 x86_64/libtool-libs-1.5.6-4.FC3.1.x86_64.rpm
026324ed9876a918ec4d5dec58067a29 x86_64/debug/libtool-debuginfo-1.5.6-4.FC3.1.x86_64.rpm
f54609c4b48c7ac8592538d5ecceb89a x86_64/libtool-libs-1.5.6-4.FC3.1.i386.rpm
79be618996d5048c735d861c136c13e7 i386/libtool-1.5.6-4.FC3.1.i386.rpm
f54609c4b48c7ac8592538d5ecceb89a i386/libtool-libs-1.5.6-4.FC3.1.i386.rpm
28b1b0c463693662f480f17a6ca4c804 i386/debug/libtool-debuginfo-1.5.6-4.FC3.1.i386.rpm

This update can also be installed with the Update Agent; you can launch the Update Agent with the 'up2date' command.


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