Subject: USE_LIBTOOL and C++
To: None <>
From: Johnny C. Lam <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/20/2000 18:07:00
Our old pkglibtool, which is apparently now deprecated, had a new
option "--cplusplus" to link in cr++t.o with C++ libraries to ensure
that global static contructors were called at the proper time.  Is
this no longer necessary?  If not, then we can't change any of the C++
library packages to USE_LIBTOOL, e.g. devel/boost, */kde*, x11/qt*.

     -- Johnny C. Lam <>
        Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University