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Re: [bug-gnu-libiconv] Patch suggestion

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: [bug-gnu-libiconv] Patch suggestion
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 00:18:42 +0100
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Hi Roumen,

Thanks for proposing a good solution while I didn't have time to look at
Michael in der Wiesche's suggestions.

Roumen Petrov wrote on 2008-11-28 [1]:
> The second (2) is only for resource isn't linked. The patch from this 
> thread is obsolete and is part from 1.12.
> I check the reported "resource issue" and confirm that problem exist.
> The CVS HEAD version (makefiles with resources) is not changed I to me 
> problems is not resolved.
> I would like to propose a solution based on libtool. To the email is 
> attach file libiconv-1.12.patch-RC. This file is only to show how 
> libtool can compile and link windows resources.
> The libtool provide a macro AC_LIBTOOL_RC (v<2). This macro isn't well 
> documented. It has to be called before AC_PROG_LIBTOOL. For libtool 
> (v>=2+) it is replaced with LT_LANG([Windows Resource]) called after 
> LT_INIT. This macro detect resource compilers (windres for mingw) and 
> enable a libtool tag (--tag=RC) to work.

Very nice! that libtool provides a solution for the problem that it
caused itself by dropping the .res file from the command line :-)
I didn't know about it, and have now used your suggestion in libiconv 1.13
(available at http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/libiconv/libiconv-1.13.tar.gz) and
GNU gettext.


[1] http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-gnu-libiconv/2008-11/msg00014.html

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