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

From: Justin Erenkrantz <justin_at_erenkrantz.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 20:30:06 +0000

On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 4:43 PM, Greg Stein <gstein_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.


libtool constantly requires lots of handholding to get it 'right' - I
got tired of adding every edge case in our autoconf/build system
because upstream packagers broke their libtool in odd and uneven ways.
 The straw broke for me when libtool was crashing my X server...

I don't expect that the situation has improved since I tossed
it...but, if others want to maintain it, go for it. But, expect that
you're going to be spending lots of time (as I did) trying to get
every edge case of a platform to work.

IMO, the right thing is to force upstream packagers to get it right
and not waste our time in this sinkhole. -- justin
Received on 2011-06-28 22:30:49 CEST

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