2008.04.10 15:56 "[Tiff] PREFIX with a comma?", by Dean

2008.04.10 17:50 "Re: [Tiff] PREFIX with a comma?", by Bob Friesenhahn

Help me understand which piece of the equation is causing the problem. Appears to me that libtool is passing some arguments to g++ which barfs because it uses commas to delimit values to its arguments. Is that the situation?

Yes, that is the situation. Unfortunately, I did not save your original mail so I don't remember what options are being applied to GCC. If it is options to support a library run-path then it may be possible to disable that via a configure script option.

Spaces and commas are completely valid filename characters "in a unix world."

   Symlinks won't work because of company policies and we have 788 other

software installs that don't mind having a comma in their directory name.

Right. Anything but null characters is valid in a unix world. It is just that scripts and tools have problems with some other characters.

I suggest that you post your complaint to 'bug-libtool@gnu.org'. Forwarding your original email with a note at the top should be fine.

Bob Friesenhahn
bfriesen@simple.dallas.tx.us, http://www.simplesystems.org/users/bfriesen/
GraphicsMagick Maintainer, http://www.GraphicsMagick.org/