Subject: Re: KDE and USE_LTDL
To: Mario Kemper <>
From: Nick Hudson <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/08/2001 13:47:36
Mario Kemper wrote:
>         Hi,
> i wanted to update libtool, so i made "make update" in libtool-base and after
> few minutes of intense disk activity my whole kde was wiped out. The reason is
> USE_LTDL in kdelibs2 which leads to a DEPENDS on libtool. Can someone explain
> the USE_LTDL stuff? I assume that there's a good reason for it but i couldn't
> find an explanation for it. Packages.txt only mentions the libltdl.

Well kdelibs make use of the platform independent method of loading
dynamic shared objects: libltdl. This library is provided as part of the
libtool package. Hence the dependency.