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Release Digests: GNU, August 8, 2004

Aug 09, 2004, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])

GNU Libtool 1.5.8

The Libtool Team is pleased to announce the release of GNU Libtool 1.5.8.

GNU Libtool hides the complexity of using shared libraries behind a consistent, portable interface. GNU Libtool ships with GNU libltdl, which hides the comlexity of loading dynamic runtime libraries (modules) behind a consistent, portable interface.

This release has a number of improvements and bug fixes.

New in 1.5.8: Saturday, August 7th 2004

  • Support for Intel C++ version 8.0.
  • Improved support for OpenBSD.
  • Support for xlc on Mac OS X.
  • Better support for zsh as /bin/sh.
  • Much faster check for command line length on all BSD systems.
  • Better Mac OS X/darwin support.
  • Bug Fixes.

libtool-1.5.8 is available now from ftp ftp.gnu.org, along with diffs and xdeltas against libtool-1.5.6 that are also available from ftp.gnu.org/. Please use a mirror to reduce stress on the main gnu machine:


Here are the compressed sources:


Here are the xdeltas and diffs against libtool-1.5.6:


Here are the gpg detached signatures:


Here are the MD5 and SHA1 checksums:

ed04093bc9d88faa3e476ac6f4db8d50 libtool-1.5.8.tar.gz
eab29ab110e8a091bca7e10e7f89bd56 libtool-1.5.6-1.5.8.diff.gz
9ac0918efaf46e7a96e1112436eafb1c libtool-1.5.6-1.5.8.xdelta
939ad0c7745b19a1a0fa6d49baa1478b9b261758 libtool-1.5.8.tar.gz
655b5e550c13bd7afea85344a756d002f4c2ea8d libtool-1.5.6-1.5.8.diff.gz
0ea05489965a8eb238da674a86968d953110bd24 libtool-1.5.6-1.5.8.xdelta

This release was bootstrapped with Automake 1.8.5 and Autoconf 2.59 but is useable with Autoconf 2.50 & later and Automake 1.4 & later in your own projects.

Alternatively, you can fetch the unbootstrapped sourcecode from anonymous cvs by using the following commands (just hit return when you are prompted for the password):

$ export CVS_RSH=ssh
$ cvs -z3 -d :ext:anoncvs@savannah.gnu.org:/cvsroot/libtool
co -r release-1-5-8 libtool

You will then need to have recent versions of Automake (Automake 1.8 & later) and Autoconf (Autoconf 2.59) installed to bootstrap the checked out sources yourself.

Please report bugs to <bug-libtool@gnu.org>.