Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc
To: Johnny C. Lam <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/23/1999 12:47:26
On Wed, 22 Sep 1999, Johnny C. Lam wrote:

> Module Name:	pkgsrc
> Committed By:	jlam
> Date:		Thu Sep 23 05:29:25 UTC 1999
> Modified Files:
> 	pkgsrc/x11/xforms: Makefile
> Added Files:
> 	pkgsrc/x11/xforms/pkg: PLIST.mi PLIST.shlib
> Removed Files:
> 	pkgsrc/x11/xforms/pkg: PLIST
> Log Message:
> On ELF platforms, linking against the shared library doesn't work, but
> linking against the static library does (see PR#8417), so for now, disable
> the installation of the shared library on ELF platforms until a better fix
> is found.  But at least, those of us needing xforms on i386-ELF can get
> some work done!

I think we should probably disable the shared library for this package in
general. My concern is that xforms numbers releases more like a program
than how we number a library.

For instance, the 0.86 xforms is NOT compatable with the 0.88 version. You
have to re-compile source - the API changed enough.

Given that, I think we're safer making it just a static library for now.

Take care,