Subject: Re: Libtool on NetBSD/ELF
To: Steinar Hamre <email@example.com>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/02/2000 10:31:34
On 2 Oct 2000, Steinar Hamre wrote:
: The (seriosly misnamed) version_type `linux' seems to be the most
: sensible one. It's used by most elf and ecoff platforms. The only real
: alternative is `freebsd-elf'.
No, both are completely braindead.
I added the support using the "sunos" version type for a very specific
reason: it keeps a.out and ELF platforms uniform. This was accepted by
general concensus a very long time ago. Why this is no longer in libtool is
beyond me, but it should be there.
Changing this to "linux" or "freebsd-elf" will mean a crapload of PLIST
inconsistencies between a.out and ELF, among other things. Try using
"-release", NOT "-version-info", to see the difference between the "sunos"
version_type and the others.
-- Todd Vierling <email@example.com> * http://www.wasabisystems.com/
-- Speed, stability, security, and support. Wasabi NetBSD: Run with it.