Subject: Re: libtool -release [was: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc]
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Nick Hudson <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/10/2000 11:54:08
Todd Vierling wrote:
> On Fri, 8 Dec 2000, Nick Hudson wrote:
> : > > This isn't the correct thing to do... -version-info should always be
> : > > used and then release will not cause problems.
> : >
> : > Isn't this more or less what the text says?
> :
> : To me it says remove the -release options which I don't think is the
> : correct thing to do. I think libtool should be made to handle -release
> : flags correctly for NetBSD. See my other message on this subject.
> If a package wants -release, it should get it.  We should *NOT* be
> overriding -release with -version-info like we are doing in several packages
> -- those should all be reverted.


> The most ideal way for any package binaries to turn out is "as close as
> possible" to an out-of-the-box compile, unless there's a very significant
> reason not to do so.  Adding -version-info to make something "work on a.out"
> is wrong; libtool should be fixed.

Also agreed. Fixing libtool is not always quick and easy though.