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Re: FreeBSD: Compiling svn and libtool

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2003-05-26 12:55:18 CEST

On Sun, May 25, 2003 at 08:37:05AM -0700, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> libtool-1.3 doesn't support library dependencies properly. That is a
> feature that we rely upon and 1.3 doesn't support.

Right. Since we're so library-based, we jumped ship from libtool 1.3 as fast
as possible.

> If you don't use a
> tarball (hence someone already ran autogen.sh for you), you need
> libtool-1.4.3+. It's a pre-requisite if you are a developer building from
> the trunk.

Actually, just 1.4. You only need 1.4.3 if you're making a release.

> As an aside, httpd/APR relies only upon 1.3, but it's such a pain to manage
> the library dependencies manually. And, the reason the FreeBSD people
> haven't upgraded to 1.4 is that they haven't tested all of the ports
> against libtool 1.4. They tend to be fairly conservative on updating the
> development tools (which may not be a bad idea). -- justin

Bah. All that stuff should just upgrade to 1.4. All the developers are using
1.4 anyways.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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