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Re: PostgreSQL and libtool
Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg%britannica.bec.de@localhost> writes:
> 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
So far libtool usage is not justified. What does it fix?
It seems that it doesn't really fix anything.
On the other hand it is known to break packages.
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