'make check' fails if there is a space in the filename

Vincent Lefevre vincent at vinc17.net
Thu Nov 12 15:10:33 UTC 2015

On 2015-11-11 13:08:00 +0100, Marc Glisse wrote:
> Seems that the problem is entirely inside libtool, maybe you should
> report it there? (they might just answer that it isn't supported)

There have been several discussions in the past, including Debian bug


The summary is that:

1. This is not supported.

2. There are existing patches, but very incomplete.

3. This is a very complex issue due to the way Bourne/POSIX-compatible
   shells work, and it will probably never be fixed, in particular
   because a proper fix would slow things down for everyone.

4. Rewriting libtool in some other scripting language could be a way
   to solve this space issue, but then the actual problem is that the
   configure shell script needs to contain a part of libtool.

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