Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc
To: Alistair G. Crooks <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/20/2000 11:27:35
On Thu, 20 Jan 2000, Alistair G. Crooks wrote:

> Module Name:	pkgsrc
> Committed By:	agc
> Date:		Thu Jan 20 11:13:05 UTC 2000
> Modified Files:
> 	pkgsrc/devel/avltree: Makefile
> 	pkgsrc/devel/avltree/files: patch-sum
> 	pkgsrc/devel/avltree/patches: patch-aa
> 	pkgsrc/devel/avltree/pkg: PLIST
> Log Message:
> There are times when libtool is complete overkill. This is one of them.
> Use a BSD-style Makefile for this package.

Does it really matter?

The reason this package used libtool is that we work with a diverse set of
machines around here (NetBSD, Solaris, SGI, and probably others as time
goes by), and I'm trying to instill good programming/packaging practices.
libtool is much better than the alternatives.

Also, the package was installing lib version 1.0. Is there a particular
reason you bumped it to 1.1? I'd picked 1.0 to decouple the shared lib
numbering from the tar file & package numbering since I'm not 100% sure
that the tar file will get renumbered like a shared lib should.

Take care,