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Re: Zlib 1.2.1

From: Tor Arntsen <>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 16:55:11 +0100

On Feb 18, 16:29, Daniel Stenberg wrote:
TA>> For libtool, and automake/autoconf (the last two are needed for builds out
TA>> of CVS, at least) the situation is often a bit more difficult because curl
TA>> needs quite new versions.
>Those three tools are only needed when you build from the CVS sources.
>Everyone who downloads a source tarball will be getting pre-generated scripts
>and files.

I haven't looked at the tarballs recently, but won't you still need 'libtool'
as its main usage is as a portable way for creating shared libraries?

>> (There are also one or two more snags, like a horribly broken 'which'
>> program on AIX and Tru64 ('which' is called from curl/buildconf)).
>Would it make sense to replace the which with an internal shell-function that
>scans the PATH, like this:
>for path in $PATH
> if test -r "$path/$file"; then
> echo "$path/$file"
> exit
> fi

Absolutely, that should work nicely.

Received on 2004-02-18