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Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/devel/glib2

On 12. 7. 2012, at 10:38, John Marino wrote:

> Jonathan Perkin stated libelf dependency was added in January, so it's 
> possible you built glib2 before that and never hit the build problem.
> Joern gave the history of libelf and glib2 problems:
> The latest entry is 25 June where the libelf dependency was removed, but Wiz 
> was unsure if system libelf would get picked up.  The answer is clearly, 
> "yes, it will".

Yes, agreed, I had been building glib2 for years *before* the libelf dependency 
was introduced. I guess my question really was *why* the libelf dependency was 
introduced at all. glib2 has been building fine without it for me on 
SunOS/SmartOS and it doesn't seem to even have *any* reference to libelf in its 

It was added by drochner to devel/glib2/Makefile in 1.199, and there's no clear 
explanation on why. I'd just regard it as erroneous, unless someone can explain 
on why it was needed.


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