Cheap tricks ============ Here are a few tricks that you can use in order to make maintainership easier: * When people report bugs, ask them to use the `--config', `--debug', or `--features' flags, if you think they will help you. These flags are there to help you get information directly, rather than having to trust second-hand observation. * Rather than reconfiguring libtool every time I make a change to `ltmain.in', I keep a permanent `libtool' script in my PATH, which sources `ltmain.in' directly. The following steps describe how to create such a script, where `/home/src/libtool' is the directory containing the libtool source tree, `/home/src/libtool/libtool' is a libtool script that has been configured for your platform, and `~/bin' is a directory in your PATH: trick$ cd ~/bin trick$ sed '/^# ltmain\.sh/q' /home/src/libtool/libtool > libtool trick$ echo '. /home/src/libtool/ltmain.in' >> libtool trick$ chmod +x libtool trick$ libtool --version ltmain.sh (GNU @PACKAGE@) @VERSION@@TIMESTAMP@ trick$ The output of the final `libtool --version' command shows that the `ltmain.in' script is being used directly. Now, modify `~/bin/libtool' or `/home/src/libtool/ltmain.in' directly in order to test new changes without having to rerun `configure'.