Subject: Re: devel/libtool and Re: KDE 2 is out
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Nick Hudson <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/24/2000 06:49:07
[Hubert, sorry if you've already got a similar mail to this. I thought I'd
sent it but its not come back from tech-pkg... here goes again]

On Tue, 24 Oct 2000 14:09:49 +0200 (MET DST), Hubert Feyrer wrote:

>  On Tue, 24 Oct 2000, Nick Hudson wrote:
>  > I am working on them and I've got compiling packages for support, libs,
>  > and base. I'd like to make changes to and devel/libtool to
>  > help out though.
>  What changes to

Add a definition of CXX when HAS_CONFIGURE is defined, e.g.

.if defined(HAS_CONFIGURE)
	    CC="${CC}" ac_cv_path_CC="${CC}" CFLAGS="${CFLAGS}" \
	    CXX="${CXX}" ac_cv_path_CXX="${CXX}" CXXFLAGS="${CXXFLAGS}" \

BTW, what does the ac_cv_path_CC definition do? The configure script I
looked though only refers to an ac_cv_prog_CC variable... anyway.

>  > Reading the discussion about Python 2.0 I'm tempted to just upgrade
>  > devel/libtool and sort any (likely to be small) breakage out. What do
>  > you think?
>  Maybe talk to Ty about that - he's our Python man. :)
>  My personal view is: libtool is a pkg that a big number of packages
>  on, and as much as improvements are, I'm always a bit afraid that what
>  fixes one pkg breaks a dozend others...

I'm cautious too. I'm fairly confident though that nothing will break in
very bad ways. I have compiled KDE1 and dependencies with the new libtool
with only one small build change.

ps. Are you still running bulk builds or have you stopped now the freeze is

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