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Re: Issue 3930 - Subversion, libtool, APR, and all the junk in-between

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 12:43:43 -0400

On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 10:48, Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 10:22:09AM -0400, C. Michael Pilato wrote:
>> Issue #3930 [1] ("build system assumes that APR libtool supports C++") is
>> marked as a 1.7.0 blocker, but is currently being held up by difference of
>> opinions about the correct path forward.  The complaint involves some code
>> that was removed from the codebase some time ago.  We have no record as to
>> why the code was removed other than some vague statements about "breakage".
>>  Meanwhile, we appear to have documented breakage that was actually *caused*
>> by the removal.  The details are in the issue, but discussion about them
>> needs to happen here.
>> Fighters, to your marks.  Bow.  Begin!
> Phillip and I discussed on IRC that we should apply our patches now.
> If that causes any breakage we can reconsider again.
> We are not sure what could break, since Justin isn't telling.

As I recall, the problem is that we have to continually tweak things.
Over and over and over. Edge cases never stop with libtool. It creates
a continual maintenance nightmare.

What *does* seem to be undisputed is that OpenSUSE has a broken
libtool installation that doesn't handle C++. Why are we working
around that?

Received on 2011-06-28 18:44:17 CEST

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