Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc
To: None <>
From: Nick Hudson <>
List: pkgsrc-changes
Date: 03/12/2001 16:33:12
"Johnny C. Lam" wrote:
> Module Name:    pkgsrc
> Committed By:   jlam
> Date:           Mon Mar 12 15:51:52 UTC 2001
> Modified Files:
>         pkgsrc/devel/ncurses/files: patch-sum
>         pkgsrc/devel/ncurses/pkg: PLIST
> Added Files:
>         pkgsrc/devel/ncurses/patches: patch-ac
> Log Message:
> Create _pic.a libraries needed by forthcoming xerces-p package.
> XXX This uses libtool internals!
> Requested in private mail by Emmanuel Dreyfus <>.

Which reminds me...

Why do you need it to be called _pic.a? Can't you just use the normal .a
library created by libtool - all the objects are compiled with -fPIC
-DPIC which is what you are after, right?. Unless I don't understand
what you are trying to do - which is, of course, very likely.