[svn.haxx.se] · SVN Dev · SVN Users · SVN Org · TSVN Dev · TSVN Users · Subclipse Dev · Subclipse Users · this month's index

Re: svn commit: r30574 - trunk/build/ac-macros

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 22:40:24 +0200

On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 07:45:29PM +0100, Joe Orton wrote:
> > Linking against libneon.la doesn't cause these problems.
> Right - doing anything else is wrong. This change is not necessary for
> any released version of neon, so I can only presume it's to work around
> the broken Debian packaging of neon? If so it's certainly a bad idea;
> tolerating bad packaging behaviour just encourages it. Just get people
> to complain to Debian about the broken packaging, it will give them more
> motivation to fix it.

I'm confused. FreeBSD seems to not install .la files at all[1].

You are saying this is wrong. So does the Debian packaging policy[2].

Yet this neon.m4 patch was made because of an error building on Debian!

I don't know what the correct thing to do is, but it seems strange that
there are so deeply contradicting opinions on the issue.

[1]: There are no .la files on my FreeBSD-7 system, and this post
     implies that they skip them intentionally:
[2]: http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-files.html#s-libraries

Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>                 Software Developer
elego Software Solutions GmbH                            HRB 77719
Gustav-Meyer-Allee 25, Gebaeude 12        Tel:  +49 30 23 45 86 96 
13355 Berlin                              Fax:  +49 30 23 45 86 95
http://www.elego.de                 Geschaeftsfuehrer: Olaf Wagner

  • application/pgp-signature attachment: stored
Received on 2008-04-14 22:39:06 CEST

This is an archived mail posted to the Subversion Dev mailing list.

This site is subject to the Apache Privacy Policy and the Apache Public Forum Archive Policy.