Fedora Core 3 Update: libtool-1.5.6-4.FC3.1

Alexandre Oliva aoliva at redhat.com
Fri Mar 4 07:56:13 UTC 2005

Fedora Update Notification

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

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

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.
* Fri Feb 25 2005 Alexandre Oliva <aoliva at redhat.com> - 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.

This update can be downloaded from:

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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