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Re: /usr/bin/file

To: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl>
Subject: Re: /usr/bin/file
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 16:49:45 +0200
Cc: "Salisbury, Roger" <Roger.Salisbury@team.telstra.com>, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com, linux-mips@fnet.fr
In-reply-to: <Pine.GSO.3.96.1010810153057.7147A-100000@delta.ds2.pg.gda.pl>; from macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl on Fri, Aug 10, 2001 at 03:37:58PM +0200
References: <20010810132056.D23866@bacchus.dhis.org> <Pine.GSO.3.96.1010810153057.7147A-100000@delta.ds2.pg.gda.pl>
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On Fri, Aug 10, 2001 at 03:37:58PM +0200, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:

>  Libtool doesn't really need the file program for decent shared library
> systems.  Linux/ELF is one of them and the current CVS version of libtool
> shouldn't depend on file for MIPS/Linux anymore. 

We're talking about old code here.

The fact that each package based on libtool is carrying it's own copy of
libtool around doesn't exactly help to eleminate old libtool copies
quickly either.

  Ralf

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