Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
First, please excuse the cross-post to two mailing lists (and the long
lines).  As the mingw-users list is not writable for non-members, you
may want to remove it in followup posts.
[ mingw-users removed]

Are there any issues with this patch?  Maybe with respect to cross
compilation?  Can we assume this to work on supported mingw/cygwin
installations?  Does this patch change the necessity for relinking
upon installation in any way (maybe under some circumstances)? I
believe not, and CVS HEAD should not be relinking at all anyway.

I think the answers to all of these questions are the desired ones. [No, no, yes, no], with regards to cygwin and cross-to-cygwin-target systems.

So, is there any reason I should not commit this to Libtool CVS HEAD and
similarly to branch-1-5?

Not from the cygwin POV. It was the considered judgement of the cygwin developers that this change was desirable, in that it HELPED to correct (but did not entirely eliminate) a problem with DLL relocations after fork()/exec(). Plus, it did no harm, as far as we could tell:

"Observation for ALL maintainers who provide dlls (was Re: question for perl maintainer)"
(Note that I made a statement in this thread that was wrong; the error was corrected in http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-apps/2005-07/msg00134.html)

"enable-auto-image-base with libtool not working"

My only concern was that the change applies equally to mingw and not just to cygwin, so I wanted Earnie's OK -- which he gave here:


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