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Re: PostgreSQL and libtool
On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 10:48:53PM +0100, Adam wrote:
> I would like to remove libtool as a building tool for PostgreSQL.
> 1. Libtool is not supported by PostgreSQL. Patching PostgreSQL to use libtool
> is a hack and maintaining the package is a headache.
So is maintaining different linker rules.
> 2. With libtool, there are problems with other packages, like PostGIS.
> 3. Without libtool, shared libraries are built just fine. We have other
> packages with shared libraries built without libtool (textproc/icu comes to
I consider the latter more a bug and we have enough packages where the
native build system is completely wrong for anything but Linux...
> 4. On Mac OS X, PostgreSQL crashes when built with libtool (see PR/44365). I
> guess other platforms might suffer, too.
So we get the real reason. We have a platform that is known to behave
differently depending on a number of factors. We don't even try to debug
the problem, we just completely change the environment. Very
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