Post by VÃ¡clav SlavÃk Post by Stefano Antonelli
What exactly is needed by libtool that Bakefile doesn't support?
Sorry, what do you mean?
Well, what is preventing the use of libtool with autoconf makefiles generated by Bakefile?
The bakefiles for wxWidgets, for example, have comments saying:
"<!-- FIXME: until libtool scheme is implemented in bakefile -->"
There's also this ticket (albiet from 5 years ago):
"> Last, do you advise to use libtool+bakefile for a
Not possible yet."
It's not obvious to me *why* it's not possible. What needs to be implemented. Can you please explain?
Bakefile replaces automake (except no maintaner mode), but I'm not sure how it replaces libtool. It looks to me like some custom bakefile code (as evident from the wxWidgets bakefiles) is required to replace libtool functionality on all platforms.
Post by VÃ¡clav SlavÃk
If you're asking why Bakefile doesn't use libtool, then partly for historical reasons (at that time, libtool2 didn't exist yet and support for win32 was unsuable).
Actually, what I'm asking is how to use libtool with Bakefile generated Makefiles (autoconf format specifically). Is it as simple as including the proper libtool macros in configure.ac and supressing/adding some output from/to the autoconf Makefile? Can it be worked around in the .bkl, or does it require some serious changes to the Bakefile core?