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Re: bfd and cygpath

On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 4:01 PM, Peter Rosin <> wrote:
> On 2013-04-24 18:29, NightStrike wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 12:17 PM, NightStrike <> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 11:55 AM, NightStrike <> wrote:
>>>> On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 2:47 AM, Peter Rosin <> wrote:
>>>>> On 2013-04-23 16:12, NightStrike wrote:
>>>>>> I can't find it in upstream libtool, though, so can somebody update
>>>>>> libtool again?
>>>>> The only code branch in libtool.m4 that in the past did set the
>>>>> fix_srcfile_path variable can only be entered if libtool thinks
>>>>> that GNU ld is not in use.
>>>>> In libtool.m4, near the start of _LT_LINKER_SHLIBS, we have
>>>>>   case $host_os in
>>>>>   cygwin* | mingw* | pw32* | cegcc*)
>>>>>     # FIXME: the MSVC++ port hasn't been tested in a loooong time
>>>>>     # When not using gcc, we currently assume that we are using
>>>>>     # Microsoft Visual C++.
>>>>>     if test yes != "$GCC"; then
>>>>>       with_gnu_ld=no
>>>>>     fi
>>>>>     ;;
>>>>> So, either "$GCC" is not "yes", or with_gnu_ld ends up "no"
>>>>> somewhere else, otherwise you can't hit the below code branch.
>>>> Thank you for this analysis!  Do you think setting the --with-gnu-ld
>>>> configure option will do the trick?  (I'm using gnu ld)
>>>> I'll try it now and see what happens.
>>> At first crack, --with-gnu-ld does nothing to change the outcome.
>>> We're still trying to use cygpath and getting a cygpath not found
>>> error instead of using $(CYGPATH_W), which is still set to echo.
>>> Interestingly, with_gnu_ld="no" still appears in the bfd/libtool
>>> script.  Does the --with-gnu-ld option not do what I think it does?
>> Looks like it gets set right all the way through, until the very end
>> when libtool takes over:
>> # Whether we are building with GNU ld or not.
>> with_gnu_ld=$lt_with_gnu_ld
>> Why on earth does it do that?
> The way I read it, --with-gnu-ld means that libtool should look for
> GNU ld (in $PATH, skipping past any other ld that doesn't pass
> muster), it is not meant to force libtool into using some random ld
> as if it was GNU ld.


> So, it appears that LT_PATH_LD does not like your ld? I'd look into
> that.

Where is the actual test that runs when that option is set?  I can't find it.

> Btw, is $GCC "yes"?

Yes, twice in fact:


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