Subject: Re: USE_LIBTOOL and C++
To: Johnny C. Lam <>
From: Nick Hudson <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/20/2000 23:39:06
"Johnny C. Lam" wrote:
> 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*.

I've pretty much done the work for */kde* x11/qt* - just doing one
last build. I should mention that I can only test i386 (a.out and ELF)

Where --cplusplus exists I've just removed it.

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