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Re: pkg/47297: fonts/ttmkfdir2 fails to build with PKGSRC_COMPILER=clang

The following reply was made to PR pkg/47297; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Thomas Klausner <>
To: NetBSD bugtracking <>
Subject: Re: pkg/47297: fonts/ttmkfdir2 fails to build with
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2012 08:36:50 +0100

 On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 01:15:04AM +0000, Daniel Loffgren wrote:
 >  That does get them to build without needing explicit tags. However,
 >  libtool-base is a dependency of lang/clang in pkgsrc, which creates a
 >  sort of chicken and egg issue if you don't have clang to start with, and
 >  do build it from source. Additionally, security/nettle already has CC
 >  tags added to the libtool lines via pkgsrc patches, but not LD tags. I
 >  could be overlooking something, but wouldn't it be better to just be
 >  explicit in both cases, and not depend on a libtool that was built
 >  with/after whatever compiler you may be using?
 clang is included in the base system e.g. in OS X and even NetBSD (if
 you compile the world with the right flags) so it also depends how you
 get it installed.
 Using a libtool built for a different might cause other problems as
 well, so you have to rebuild it after a compiler change. Sorry.

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